Saturday, January 30, 2010

Back in business!

Yesterday I felt much much better and decided to go out
today, ... but this morning when I opened the curtains everything
was white completely WHITE!

what a surprise, ... and not only white but also very beautiful
weather as well, I just love snow with sunshine!

"Ned. Herv. Kerkje." Westervoort, Holland.
(Dutch Reformed church.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"De kleine pley." Westervoort, Holland.
(The little Pley.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still not enough to get out

Still not good enough to get out, and just as well
it's stone cold outside!

Just to stay on the radar, I thought I'll post some photo's
of a previous life of me, before I got hooked on Plein air.

In those days I just made Indian ink sketches in the field
and worked them out into large abstract paintings, ... lots of fun
but also lots of solitary work in your studio.

These are pictures of a show of my work in a locale library,
together with a fellow artist Tino Goedings.

And some of my older work.
Large, ... 90 x 120 cm.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Still living

I am getting better, but it takes time.
This cold that I have is a little more stubborn that I
expected, ...

I upload an old painting form 2006, just to stay on the radar.

"Schemer." Oil on Panel

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ziek, ill, and malade

Don't feel so well, although I did manage to paint
a little, ...

An other trial, ... I guess 30 or 45 minutes.

"Annette II." 45 min. sketch.

Friday, January 22, 2010

"Annette." 20 min. Portrait.

Yesterday I saw Silvester painting portraits and he gave
some tips and tricks, Today I just had to give it a go.

My greatest model ever was happy to pose for me.

"Annette." 20 minutes portrait.
Oil on panel, 24 x 30 cm.

Thanks for the tips Sil, ...


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Painting for Haiti

No painting today, at least not for me to sell.

Silvester Peperkamp and Leida Blom had a marvelous idea to
paint and sell art for the disaster in Haiti. This morning I
thought when I gonna meet them why not today, so up I went
to Tiel, ... a great day with a great result!!

Almost 600 Euros for those poor people over there.

Leida en Silverster thank you both for this initiative
I enjoyed it a lot, and what a great result!

Here it was where it all happened.

I can't paint portraits very well, but there where a few people who
loved to have their house painted, on this square,
That's more my cup of tea!

And of course a little pub, ... lucky me.

I enjoyed it a lot, thanks again Leida and Silvester.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"wilgenbos." Velp, Holland.

After all that nice white stuff, it's quite hard to
get something, ... but I did find some left overs!

"Wilgenbos." Velp, Holland.
(Willow Forest.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Misty station Arnhem.

Oops almost forgot to upload today's effort.
It was done this morning, very foggy and I hoped
that the fog would lift a little to show a little
of the town behind this train station, ... it didn't.

"Mistig station Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Misty station Arnhem.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Before I push the publish button I want to point out
Karl Terry Plein Air painting effort. He's committed himself to paint every
day at least one painting, and I guess he can get a little
encouragement from his fellow painters, ... It's well worth
too have a look at his work, England is such a painters paradise!

Karl Terry Plein Air painting Blog

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Watermolen Sonsbeek." Arnhem, Holland.

Maybe the most photographed or painted building in Arnhem,
or at least it should be!

It's quite an picturesque scene, in the middle of a large city,
that's why I also show a photo of it, it shows very well
how it's build inn, ... it give soo much more charm I think.

"Watermolen Sonsbeek." Arnhem, Holland.
(Watermill Sonsbeek.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Vanaf de A12." Arnhem, Holland.

I biked across this bridge countless times and still
find this view awesome, especially now, when the landscape
turned completely white, ...

"Vanaf de A12." Arnhem, Holland.
(View from the A12.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nijmegen, Holland.

Yesterdays effort, ...

"3 uur kiosk Hunnerpark." Nijmegen, Holland.
(3 hour kiosk Hunnerpark.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Goedemorgen Nijmegen." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Goodmorning Nijmegen.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ice skating westervoort, Holland

A great afternoon with little and some light snow.

"IJsbaan Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
(Ice track Westervoort.) Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm.

"Na de bocht." Werstervoort, Holland.
(Behind the corner.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Ice skating Holland.

And I was thinking last Monday that it was cold!
It can get much worst, much much worst although you
hardly can see it on the paintings and photo's

Anyway you can't get these scenes in the summer and
it's well worth the experience and effort,

"Schaatsen Duiven." Duiven, Holland.
(Ice skating Duiven.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30cm.

"Schaatsen op sneeuwijs." Duiven, Holland.
(Skating on snow-ice.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Setup, ...

Painter, ...

Thursday, January 07, 2010

"Thialf Iceskating." Arnhem Holland.

After a lovely but silent morning yesterday, I thought
it would be nice to have some people around me as well
on my painting, so up to the Skating Track.

It was quite difficult to find but now I did I definitely
going to return, they are even open in the evening, ...
can't wait to paint then!

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

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

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

"Standing alone." Westervoort, Holland.

A lovely foggy overcast morning, ... with no wind at all.
So painters heaven I guess for people who want to get out
and paint snowy landscape, ... like me!

"Alleenstaand." Westervoort, Holland.
(Standing alone.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

I painted this tree last winter also, ---> overthere

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Still cold but heartwarming beautiful.

Still cold, indeed but much to beautiful to stay
indoors. Tucked up real thick especially your feet
and not going too far from a pub or other possible
hot chocolate it's a real treat to practice all those
blueish grey tonals, especially when the sun is interfering
than all becomes soooooo awesome, ...

"Heuvel af." Arnhem, Holland.
(Down hill.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30cm.

"De brug." Arnhem, Holland.
(The bridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, January 04, 2010

COLD! Arnhem, Holland.

This could well be the coldest painting of this year,
standing in the middle of a bridge over the Rhine looking
at Arnhem for two hours, ...

Thought it would be more white though, so with a little luck
I can give it a go, ... another time.

First some chocolate, ... WARM!

"Arnhem vanaf De Pley." Arnhem, Holland.
(Arnhem from "De Pley.") Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Back in 2010 ?

First off all everybody who's following this blog
I wish a great painterly 2010, but in general I wish
everybody A huge healthy peaceful and awesome year!

For me it couldn't started better we had snow on our
vacation place and it was such a beautiful area you just
walked from one Christmas card into the other.

I'll post three of the work I made over there but there are
a few more, I have to tweak them first a little I think.

"Driepaal" De lutte, Holland.
(Three poles.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Wit veld." De Lutte, Holland.
(White field.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Klimop Peppels." De Lutte, Holland.
(Ivy Populars.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.