Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Sailing afternoon." Arnhem, Holland.

First I wanted to paint a different scene but this scene was soo inspiring
those little white sails against the water, ... and all the kids have fun learning
to sail. A great afternoon!

"Zeilmiddag Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Sailing afternoon.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, May 28, 2010

"Big torque." Amersfoort, Holland.

Due to the annual maintenance of my car, I was unable to paint today
so a painting from yesterday, made in Amersfoort.

"Grote koppel." Amersfoort, Holland.
(Big torque.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How things change. Amersfoort, Holland.

How things are changing over the years but also how things
stay the same, ...

Went today wit a colleague (Annelotte Fellinger
to a show from Hendrik Jan Wolter  After the visit we
tried to locate one spot he painted almost a 100 years ago
we did manege to find it but the scene was soo changed and
yet still so recognizable. a pity about the construction works
but a good reason to visit Amersfoort once more this autumn.

"Schilderen naar Hendrik Jan Wolter." Amersfoort, Holland.
(Painting Hendrik Jan Wolter.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

And of course the painting form Hendrik Jan.

Annelotte nogmaals dank voor het gezellig dagje!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Memorial day

3 years, time crawls time flies, live changes or am I who changes?
It seems so long ago and yet, so nearby.

"Herdenkingsdag." Arnhem, Holland.
(Memorial day.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, May 24, 2010

"Along the Schans." Westervoort, Holland.

Tried out my new sweater, specially made for painting
by my girlfriend, and WOW does it work!!

Thanks Annette!

"Bij de Schans." Westervoort, Holland.
(Along the Schans.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Little Coot." Arnhem, Holland.

I just had to paint this, ... I discovered it the day before
yesterday and Eric ( a fellow artist) was paying close attention
if this little bird was still breading, ... luckily she was he short
messaged me!

It's a bit hard to interpret I'll guess.

"Kleine meerkoet." Arnhem, Holland.
(Little Coot.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Inside Stevens curch Nijmegen, Holland.

No painting today, just a little doodle made inside the main
church in Nijmegen, the Stevencurch. This isn't such a high
church, and yet you can see it from all the way of Arnhem,
that's because it stands very high, ... and ancient one as well.

"Binenin Stevens kerk." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Inside Stevenschurch.) Sepia on 300 grms chamois paper.
With matchstick. about 15 x 24 cm.

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Goodbye Drugs-boat." Arnhem, Holland.

This is the spot where our local drug-boat was laying for ages
yesterday we got rid of it, finally ! What a horror-ship it was,
and what a view we have got now, ...


"Daag drugsboot." Arnhem, Holland.
(goodbye Drugs-boat.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Photo of this lovely boat.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Sint Joris kerkje." Drempt, Holland.

Planned to make a little painting on the graveyard beside this
little church today, but when I drove towards it I just had to
paint this scene first, ...

Sint Joris kerkje." Drempt, Holland.
(St. Joris church.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Railroad-bridge." Doetinchem, Holland.

Sometimes you have a painting in your mind and it just paint itself.
Although it was a bit of a struggle to keep the background
as fuzzy as possible, but over all I like this one.

It's such a old railroad bridge. In my younger years I walked over
it to cut off a large detour but now a days they put a bike-bridge
along side this little fellow.

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

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ze vertrouwt het niet." Westervoort, Holland.

Planned this a long time now and finally I
sis manege to paint one, ... Coot!

She didn't trusted me completely, and at first she left
her nest, but after a while she came back, not the way
I wanted so I scared her off once more and when she
came back she really didn't trusted the situation anymore.

"Ze vertrouwt het niet." Westervoort, Holland.
(She doesn't trust it.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Airbornepad." Oosterbeek, Holland.

A rainy day with clouds and rain and more clouds and then some rain, ...
a really lovely plein air day.

"Airbornepad." Oosterbeek, Holland.
(Airbornetrail.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kasteel Middachten. Rheden, Holland.

Wow that took some time to post something new!

Haven't felt so good lately and took a bit of a break, but now
now I back again, at least I hope.

Went to castle "Middachten" today an nice big estate with lots
of victorian gardens surroundig it. Not everything is in full bloom
yet so I guess I will be visiting this estate more, ...

"Alsjeblieft." Rheden, Holland
(Here you go.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Langs de rode beuk." Rheden, Holland.
(Along the red beech.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I give in or I give up, ....

Yesterday I made some work with my earlier palette (Macpherson's one)
and it was soo nice, almost as coming home after a long time away.
Today I made the decision, ... I give in, ... or is it give up? I think it's more
a giving in, Menck palette doesn't seem to fit me so well, or maybe doesn't
fit so well in the Dutch countryside. I do wonder now how Macpherson
palette would work for Kevin Menck area or work, but that's up to him
to try, ... I'll tried Mencks palette a month now and although I still find his
work awesome his palette isn't what I thought it would be at first. (for me that is.)

Anyway, I am back to my own palette and enjoy it very much now.
Eager to discover what I'll learned more from Mencks palette, we
will see in the future what that would be.

Todays work, was made in Oosterbeek, together with Johan Reinboud again,
and this time he took a student with him, Henk Vos, a nice afternoon painting
on top of the World.

"Zig zag landschap."  Oosterbeek, Holland.
(Zigzag landscape.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

"Lente trap." Arnhem, Holland.

Still not sure about this new palette, it does work well
on sunny days, but on clouded overcast grey weather, ... ?

Ow well I keep at it this spring, and even maybe this summer as well.

"Lente trap." Arnhem, Holland.
(Spring stairs.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

"Tylant" Westervoort, Holland.

Never painted so close at home, this ones just around the corner.
A nice little first one after the bulbs and colors.

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