Monday, July 27, 2009

"Visser." Doesburg, Holland.

So that's it, I am off for a few weeks!
Gonna paint somewhere else, ... far, far away from Internet hehehe.
Good luck to you all, Guess i will be back over two weeks.

"Visser." Doesburg, Holland.
(Fisher.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Bootschilders schilderen." Giesbeek, Holland.

And again my models left when I started, ... bugger.
It was just too hot to paint they said and I had to
agree, 61% humidity with 25 dgr. Celsius is somewhat
too much.

"Bootschilders schilderen." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Painting boat-painters.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Vloeiend uit Duitsland." Westervoort, Holland.

Not much time today so a quickie, or rather a
simple scene, ...

These are floodplains just outside my hometown, along the Rhine looking
too Germany. (East that is)

"Vloeiend uit Duitsland." Westervoort, Holland.
(Flowing from Germany.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Wat een morgen." Arnhem, Holland.

The title says it all, ...

"Wat een morgen." Arnhem, Holland.
(What a morning.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Bullie." Lathum, Holland.

After some more work on my car I maneged to paint a little as well
even better I discovered a whole new painting ground !!!
A modern ships-yard with all kind of modern yachts but on the other
side of it there are all kind of old yachts as well, many of them
are in restoration and that's even more fun to paint!!

Soo you can expect some more of this site.

This one wasn't that funny, just when I was started and had some block
inn stuf done. The guys packed up and left! :-O
Luckily I had taken some photos, hehehe

"Bullie" Lathum, Holland.
(Bulie.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

So what's that about my car? ... now easy it's an old one
so lots of maintaining and restoration once and awhile.

Newly painted wing, ... or a new Fraze

"what's on the easel"

Almost done.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just a watercolor.

It's probably known, Thursday is "Morrisday" for me.
That means that I am busy restorating or maintaining my car.
On my way home I just couldn't resist to give this marvelous
view a change to get on my paper.
(I always try to have a small watercolor-kit with me)

"Op weg naar huis." Lathum, Holland.
(On my way home.) Watercolor on 300 grms. Chamois-paper.
Approx. 15 x 20 cm.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Mastenmaker Kees." Arnhem, Holland.

Not only can he make terrific boat mast, he also can make a
wonderful cup of coffee!

A gorgeous morning, ...

"Mastenmaker Kees." Arnhem, Holland.
(Mast maker Kees.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Kees thanks!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Poelwijk." Gendt, Holland.

I was invited to paint again in Gendt, a place called Poelwijk
It's quite a bike tour and you even have to take a little ferry
to cross the Rhine. On the other side I noticed this little boat
a nice break, ... biking that is.

"Verroest een boot." Huissen, Holland.
(Rusting boat.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Poelwijk." Gendt, Holland.
(Poelwijk.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, July 13, 2009

For Peter Yesis. Westervoort, Holland.

A few blog-post back Peter Yesis tried to paint some
bee hives,

(see Daily painting practice)

unfortunately it didn't turned out so well,
a passing cars drove the bees nuts and he was stung right
on the tip of his nose. And that while he is busy doing a
project "30 portraits in 30 days". If everything goes well
he would have succeed today his project. And so the title.
Peter, this ones for you, as a small making up for your trail.

A wonderful project it has become with all kinds of funny and
beautiful, paintings, drawings and off course stories.

(30 portraits in 30 days)

"Gele Bijenkisten." Westervoort, Holland.
(Yellow Beeboxes.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

"De Ingang." duiven, Holland.

Second one from the circus, ... the third is on its way
but there was such a heavy rainfall the painting just has to dry first
a bit before I can tweak it a little.

"De Ingang." Duiven, Holland.
(The entrance.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Circus 2009." Duiven, Holland.

No the monitor isn't fixed, ... we just bought a new one.

There is a circus here in town, ... such a great scene to paint,
lots of onlookers also, even people who thought that I didn't speak
Dutch, I left it that way hehehe.

"Circus 2009." Duiven, Holland.
(Circus 2009.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Monitor crash, ...

After 1½ years service my monitor crashed.
It turns black after a few seconds and there is
no way to get it going any longer then that.
1½ year is a bit short, so I am trying to get it fixed/replaced.
Mean while I use my old monitor, but this give a very VERY
black/dark view so I am not able to upload any paintings.
I have no idea how they will look.

To bad all of this, ....

Illustration Paul Söderholm

Thursday, July 09, 2009

"Langs de kant." Loowaard, Holland.

Guess what?
The day before yesterday I received a new book about painting.

Yesterday I just had to try this approach, ...
Any idea which book it is??

"Langs de kant." Loowaard, Holland.
(Along the shore.) Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, July 06, 2009

"Opnieuw een heerlijke morgen." Arnhem, Holland.

So I met Johan today after that I painted this little
scene, just a few hundred metres further where he lives.

His work is in real even more impressive then on his site
(see yesterdays post) Very colorful but above all very painterly!

Thanks Johan for the nice morning!

"Opnieuw een heerlijke morgen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Again a lovely morning.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

"Koopzondag Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.

And I was thinking this would be a nice scene to paint on a
Sunday, ...

Okay it was, but it was somewhat crowdy, ... shopping Sunday
isn't a good time to paint on the busiest spot in town.

I did however met a fellow artist (Johan Reinboud) who paints on location as well
Tomorrow I'll go for a cup of coffee, ...

"Koopzondag Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Shopping Sunday.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

"Staand in de schaduw." Nijmegen, Holland.

One from last monday, ...
I was too busy with my Morris today.

"Staand in de schaduw." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Standing in the shade.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Thursday Morris-day!

So one from yesterday afternoon.
It's unbelievable warm here, ...

"Café de Wacht." Arnhem, Holland.
(Cafe the Waiting.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"Tekenaar Eric." Loowaard, Holland.

The propeller I painted yesterday was from the boat of Eric
a fellow artist here, ...

He makes lovely etches and very detailed drawings also some on location
so he did yesterday, good time to paint him.

So here you go, one from yesterday.

"Tekenaar Eric." Loowaard, Holland.
(Drawer Eric.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.