Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Terugkijkend." Arnhem, Holland.

I painted this almost, ... okay mostly with a rag
rolled up into a fine point, but mixed the paint with
brush and palette-knife, in the end I used some brushes
and palette-knife to paint some details. It works very well,
more then I would expect at first.

This spot is maybe the most beautiful spot in Arnhem, when
looking at the Rhine back to the two main bridges, yes one
of them is the famous "market garden" bridge.


"Terugkijkend." Arnhem, Holland.
(Looking back.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Herfstbrug." Arnhem, Holland.

Probably the last autumn painting for now.
Liza (from Liza moves on) posted yesterday
a change in the weather and I guess it's arrived here.
I hope not btw. because I have some spots I wanted
to paint first, ... so cross your fingers.


"Herfstbrug." Arnhem, Holland.
(Autumnbridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Dag zomer." Velp, Holland.

I painted this tree last spring also, and here he is again
in full autumn colours, ... what a treat!

> Here < the other painting.


"Dag zomer." Velp, Holland.
(Goodbye summer.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Btw. forgot my turp again .... !!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Ingang tot de herfst." Ede, Holland.

Each time I visit a new town, I look anxiously on
google maps with the extra button on pictures to
see where I wanna look around, but still it's hard
to find nice spots, in the end it doesn't matter
you don't want to get home without anything,... so.

Anyway it's a gorgeous autumn, and even without a painting
I had a lovely day.


"Ingang tot de herfst." Ede, Holland
(Entrance to the autumn.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Naar beneden." Arnhem, Holland

Did this one last Friday as well, I knew this spot from an other
artist here in Arnhem, but couldn't find it at first.
It appeared to be in the garden of our local contemporary museum, so
you can imagine that I was a bit tensed.


"Naar beneden." Arnhem, Holland.
(Going downstairs.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Open klapstraat." Westervoort, Holland.

A special view, this street now, they building a new sewerage.
And knowing that this street is quite a main street it's not
going to be a common practice I guess.


"Open Klapstraat." Westervoort, Holland.
(Open Klapstreet) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Drijvend herfst." Velp, Holland.

Slowly Autumn is floating away, ...


"Drijvend herfst." Velp, Holland.
(Floating Autumn.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Minke thanks for the nice morning!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Forgot my tripod!

Aargh I am getting old, a few weeks ago I forgot my turp,
and now my tripod!! I try to manage but this
was harder then the turp thing, ... using my openbox
as a pochade that is.

Shaky litlle shack painting it's become.

"Klein schuurtje." Lathum, Holland.
(Little shack.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Joop." Angerlo, Holland.

Visited some old friends today, they live
very nice so a little painting couldn't hurt.


"Joop."Angerlo, Holland.
(Joop.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Here we go

Hè hè finally maneged to get everything online,
So here we go!
Sit back and enjoy.


"Over de heuvel." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Over the hill.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Grote kerk Apeldoorn." Apeldoorn, Holland.
(Great church Apeldoorn.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Oude gemeenthuis Apeldoorn." Apeldoorn, Holland.
(Old town hall Apeldoorn.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Wachten op Annette." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Waiting for Annette.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Vroege ochtend." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Early morning.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Reflectie tussendoor." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Reflection in between.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Politiehek." Apeldoorn, Holand.
(Police-gate.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Herfstig fietspad." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Autumn bike-path.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Goedemorgen Beekbergen." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Good Morning Beekbergen.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Donker bos." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Dark Forrest.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Bospad." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Forres Route) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Alleen maar bomen." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Only trees.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Overal Berken." Beekbergen, Holland.

Just outside the camping, on and side exit these
trees are welcoming you. At first, for that matter
Forrest are just soo hard to paint, much to much choices
without any guidelines to help.


"Overal Berken." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Aspen everywhere.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Mijn huisje." Beekbergen, Holland.

I am back after a awesome week painting, and to be
honest the autumn colours are just getting started over there.

I noticed in my cabin I rented that the streetlights on the
camping where lovely white (a bit coldish though) but white!

So not having a TV or Internet what else was there to do then
paint my own cabin, .... besides reading that is?



"Mijn huisje." Beekbergen, Holland.
(My cabin.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Yes that heart thing is really there I took it with me to hang
it there, ... hehehe

Thursday, October 08, 2009

"Hoog en droog." Arnhem, Holland.

Guess this is the last one for a while, tomorrow
I am heading off for a few days Autumn painting in
a cabin, without Internet and TV, just some great books
about art, hehehe.

For those who wanna to know which books:

Richard Schmid: All I know about painting.
David Curtis: A Light Touch: Painting Landscapes in Oils.
Kevin Macpherson (again): Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light and Color.
Trevor Chamberlain (always): Oil Painting Pure and Simple.

So enough to drool the cabin full.

Take care.


"Hoog en droog." Arnhem, Holland.
(High and dry.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"Boven water." Westervoort, Holland.

I know this spot well, and thought it would be dry
as well, but sooo dry that I didn't know.

And what do you know, there was lying an old rotten
barge, ... what a gem!!

Pity that I forgot my turp, on the other hand, a good
lesson to paint what thicker.


"Boven water." Westervoort, Holland.
(Revealed.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Btw. each time a ship passed this arm filled up again, ... !!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Lange de Westervoortsedijk." Arnhem, Holland.

Not my best work, but still today's effort, ...


"Langs de Westervoortsedijk." Arnhem, Holland.
(Along the Westervoortsedijk.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, October 05, 2009

"De laatste bloemen." Velp, Holland.

It's still one of my favorite garden-centre "Kwekerij Overhagen"

A lovely quiet place where you can experiment or just have a nice
paint out. Autumn is rushing in, but there are still some flowers
trying to keep the summer alive, ... together with some rain it
gives wonderful full colours, ...


"De laatste bloemen." Velp, Holland.
(The last flowers.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

"Bloemenmarkt." Utrecht, Holland.

Utrecht is a great city in Holland.
Especially on Saturday, busing with people
and all kind of little markets everywhere.

We had an appointment in a town nearby but I just couldn't
resist to try and capture a little scene of the big city
in the middle of our country.


"Bloemenmarkt." Utrecht, Holland.
(Flowermarket.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

"Jachthaven De Engel." De Steeg, Holland.

Went to De Steeg today, because the local
newspaper and news channel reported that the
low water level was quite extreme over there.
It turned out to be a little exaggerated, compared
to the harbours in Nijmegen or Arnhem.

I found a nice view of a shipyard instead, a bit complex
but a nice practice.


"Jachthaven De Engel." De Steeg, Holland.
(Shipyard The Angel.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.