Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"Blue house." Velp, Holland.

This house is such a beauty.

To think that I only paint 10 or maybe 25% of it, ...


"Het blauwe huis." Velp, Holland.
(Blue house.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just a ordinary street in Holland.

Indeed just a ordinary street, this could be anywhere here in The
Netherlands, each town has his own new build up areas and they
look pretty much all the same, ... lovely with snow!!

"Kreytierstraat." Westervoort, Holland.
(Kreytier street.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snow, snow and more snow! Arnhem, Holland.

It keep on snowing, and for me an lots of others it's a
joy!! Especially for the kids, you should know that a
few years back there where kids who didn't even knew
anymore what snow mend and how much fun it can be.
For other people it's a disaster, ... good luck for them.


"Sonsbeeek sneeuwpret I." Arnhem, Holland.
(Sonsbeek snow fun I.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.



"Sonsbeek sneeuwpret II." Arnhem, Holland.
(Sonsbeek Snow Fun II.) Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm.




Friday, December 17, 2010

Snow, ... again!! Holland.

A great day, at least that's what I think about this weather.
Although some people are still in the national traffic jam, and with a little
bad luck they walking the change to sleep in there cars as well.
Anyway it does give a awesome winterly feel, ... and tucked in very
good it's a old fashion dutch winter!

"Kijkend op de Posbank." Velp, Holland.
(Looking at the Posbank.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Old passage." Arnhem, Holland.

This is a ancient passage, although it's now a days used
to get to a parking lot behind shops in the centre of Arnhem.

Nevertheless it got a nice old feel to it, ... snow's melting.

"Oude doorgang." Arnhem, Holland.
(Old passage.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Snow and water." Westervoort, Holland.

Yesterdays effort, ...

"Sneeuw en water." Westervoort, Hollland.
(Snow and water.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

And another from Mondays trip to Nijmegen:

"Vanaf de Waalbrug." Nijmegen, Holland.
(From the Waalbridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Painting in Nijmegen, Holland.

One thing I have to remember!
That it is most likely the ferry is out of order during high tide!!
It saved a bike trip of at least 12 km. (10.0000 ml or so)

Anyway it was high tide, ... and is such a impressive sight each time,
not that the water is deep tho, (I was standing in the water during this session)
but it expand soo enormous, just awesome.

"Hoogwater Nijmegen." Nijmegen, Holland.
(High tide Nijmegen.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Yellow!" Arnhem, Holland.

Yellow (Geel in Dutch) was all there was to see
when I started to paint this famous bridge of Arnhem.
As I mentioned before it's tricky painting fog, before
you know you add more and more and realize in the
end you painted all the fog away, ...

"Geel." Arnhem, Holland.
(Yellow.)  Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

After that I got on the building site where they build a new shoreline
of the Rhine. The builders where very busy packing everything up
that's because they forecast extreme high tide this ,Monday, ...
I knew then what I will paint Monday!


"Bouwen aan de Rijnkade." Arnhem, Holland.
(Building on the Rijnkade.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.



Thursday, December 09, 2010

"Just too late." Westervoort, Holland.

Sometimes you just run out of time, ...
especially when you leave too late from home
trying to catch the sunset, ...

Aah well it gives a nice insight on how things getting to be.

"Net te laat." Westervoort, Holland.
(Just too late.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

"Walking the dog." Westervoort, Holland.

These days are the worst, grey cold and no value what so ever.
Slippery as well all snow is melted and frozen up again.

"Uitje met de hond." Westervoort, Holland.
(Walking the dog.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Painting in Kampen, Holland.

Although it's quiet a trip it's well worth making it!
Kampen is a lovely ancient city with at least three HUGE city
entrances. Tried to paint one of them, and the local market.
Every once and awhile a market man came down the stairs
to have a pee, ... in the end I just painted one of them, it does
gives a nice extra item I thought.

"Hoge nood." Kampen, Holland.
(If you have to go, ...) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Cellebroederspoort."  Kampen, Holland.
(Cellebroederspoort.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 03, 2010

"Railroad bridge." Arnhem, Holland.

Today's effort.

"Spoorbrug Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Railroad bridge Arnhem.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

First nocturnal of this winter (I think)

Yesterday evening "Plein Eire" held a ROUND THREE - Nocturnes
I thought I'll join them although stayed in Holland.

Went to my local ice skating track, I knew those guys where ice skating
but did expect that the light was orange/yellow and that the ice skaters
where thát good. (Good ice skaters are hard to paint!) Anyway with
a little torch a premixed as much I could and kept going.

"Thialf bij nacht." Arnhem, Westervoort.
(Thialf at night.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

It's lovely winter here at the moment, cold but that's good for the
snow! Made this one earlier on the day, but my paint was freezing
up because it was outside the whole day, ... you can see what
happens when it's a bit too cold and snowy.

Gives a nice extra though.


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

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

"Cold start." Westervoort, Holland.

It's December and what a start it has been, ... very cold!
Not that the temps where that low, but together wind the
wind it's feels awful. I manege to find a spot close at home
in the sun out of the wind, ... that worked well!

"Koude start." Westervoort, Holland.
(Cold start.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snows coming. Nijkerk, Holland.

You might think I went all the way to Nijkerk to do only one
painting, ... no way!! But at home I wasn't pleased with the boat
scape so I changed (tweaked) it a little.

"Net voor de sneeuw." Nijkerk, Holland.
(Just before the snow.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Marco nogmaals bedankt voor de heerlijke koffie en het warme ontvangst!

"Thialf is open!" Arnhem, Holland.

Rob commented that I should go out again, ... so who
am I to ague about that?! It's becoming more and more
colder now though with the wind picking up more speed.

Anyway there was soo little snow I guessed I rather could
paint some ice skating kids on the local ice track in Arnhem.

The where the first to open this year!!
Congrats to all those volunteers.

"Thialf is open!" Arnhem, Holland.
(Thialf is open!) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

SNOW! although not much.

Yesterday I mentioned that it started to snow when I left
Nijkerk, ... it didn't snow much but enough to get a lovely
winterely feel.

This building is standing in the middle of my home town,
it's a restored old farmhouse and in service for all kinds
of shows and exhibitions. It's the building where I had
my first show ever.


"Vredenburg Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Painting in Nijkerk, Holland.

I was hoping for snow, but it started snowing when
I returned home, ... pity.

Aaah well everything's white now so tomorrow it
will be a feast!

"Bouwplaats Nijkerk." Nijkerk, Holland.
(Building place Nijkerk.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Just over the stream." Velp, Holland.

When it wasn't so cold you could imagine that it was early
autumn, what a day!

This first one is a little commission. (more or less)
The second one is from a church the gonna tear down
someone told me, ... typical Dutch!

"Over het beekje." Velp, Holland.
(Just over the stream.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Kerkelijk hoekje." Arnhem, Holland.
(Churchley corner.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Always ahead." Westervoort, Holland.

I discovered that shipyard Bennik dragged a new ship out of
the river, ... had to check that!

It was the ferry "Steeds voorwaarts"
that holds service between Dieren and Oldburgen.

Amazing how large a vessel looks when it is out of the water!


"Steeds voorwaarts." Westervoort, Holland.
(Always ahead.)  Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

To compare it with a picture when she's lying in it.


Photo: Ruud Mulder

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Hague, tweaked. Den Haag, Holland.

I just post the last painting from yesterday, the other
I changed already at my blog. This is THE political
centre of The Netherlands, ... not much to look at
except the buildings but you really can feel the importance
when you paint over there. Being closely watched by
policeman and police cars that is!

"Het interview." Den Haag, Holland.
(The interview.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Did tweak the value a bit to give it more light.
and scape-welded larger parts than I did on site,
because the paint dried already a bit most of
the underlying details stay quite well when you
just give it a light varnish like tone.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Painting in The Hague. Den Haag, Holland.

Lovely weather and nice fellow artists, ... thank you all,
Maria, Anna, Nick and Alberto a great days painting!

Bit to tired now so maybe I'll tweak them somewhat tomorrow.
but I had to place them.


"Willem van Oranje." Den Haag, Holland.
(Willem from Orange.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Het interview." Den Haag, Holland.
(The interview.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Entrance Winehouse Tower." Zutphen, Holland.

Today's effort, ... in Zupthen.

"Ingang Wijnhuistoren." Zutphen, Holland.
(Entrance Winehouse tower.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stil floating (Quietly drijvend) Arnhem, Holland.

Two today, ... and that just a few metres away from each other!

"Stil drijvend." Arnhem, Holland.
(quietly floating.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


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



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Foggy day. Holland.

Indeed a foggy day!
As Antony bridge probably would say "a real René grey day."
And he's right I do like these foggy hazy moody small world.

"Ochtendnevel." Arnhem, Holland.
(Morning fog.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Waar monsters leven." Loo, Holland.
(Where monsters life.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Painting in Dieren, Holland.

A great day in  Dieren, not far from where I life.
Just a few minutes by train, ... did two today so here
we go:

"Station Dieren." Dieren, Holland.
(Station Dieren.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Spoorbruggetje Apeldoornskanaal." Dieren, Holland.
(Railroad-bridge Apeldoorn Chanel.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

(Now I am going to clean my palette :-P)

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Arnhems most beautiful district. Arnhem, Holland

Almost finished and it's awesomely beautiful!
Our new district called "Het blauwe dorp"
(The blue village) in renovated completely
what use to be a wreck is suddenly a gorgeous
piece of the city, maybe the most beautifulest.

Well worth painting!


"Arnhems mooiste wijk." Arnhem, Holland.
(Arnhems most beautiful.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"New land." Westevoort, Holland.

This little sketch is made on a spot where they
replaced a dike several times, ... a dike that
prevents the IJssel and the Rhine flooding
Westervoort. Don't ask me why the place
and replace this dike every few years, ...
I think that it is to keep the Dutch occupied.

Anyway I used my new pochade for the first
time, there for the size is a little different and
it's on paper. It's a nice box Antony, thanks
for making this possible!

"Nieuw land." Westervoort, Holland.
(New land.) Oil on paper.
16 x 23 cm.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Spakenburg, Holland. (Marco bedankt!)

A lovely day, ... just perfect!

"Botterwerf I" Spakenburg, Holland.
(Botter-yard.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


"Botterwerf II."Spakenburg, Holland.
(Botter-yard.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Towards Sunset. Westervoort, Holland.

Just a little sketch this afternoon it was soo nice weather!
Autumn really has it's longest time now I'll guess, ...

"Naar Zonsondergang." Westervoort, Holland.
(Towards Sunset.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

"Behind the dump-yard." Westervoort, Holland.

Yesterday I received my

"Rosemarietjes"
(Rosemary's Mongoose long flats)

and today I had the change to try them out!

It's very hard to remember that you have other brushes as well,
you could paint the whole world with only these brushes, ... what a treat!

I am not that proud of this one, because I was much to much
fiddling around with my new Rosemarietjes, ... but hey practice makes art!

"Achter het stort." Westervoort, Holland.
(Behind the dump yard.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Autumn grey. Westervoort, Holland.

So out of the tube, a very special colour.

Autumn grey.


"Herfst grijs." westervoort, Holland.
(Autumn grey.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Bijklussen." Giesbeek, Holland. (little improvement)

As said I thought I had to clean up this little painting a bit,
I didn't liked the arm of the painter a lot and also wasn't
completely satisfied about the mast in the back, ...

Think its now finished. But then again,
when is a painting finished?

"Bijklussen." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Little improvement.) Oil on panel (and boat)
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Early morning joggster." Westervoort, Holland.

Sometimes the title is just running towards you while you paint, ...

"Morgen joggster." Westervoort, Holland.
(Early morning joggster.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.