Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Old city-hall Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.

A lovely sunny morning starting with a quick sketch of
our old city-hall.

It's now in use as a police-office btw.

"Oude gemeentehuis Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
(Old city-hall Westervoort.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Waalbrug." Nijmegen, Holland

Katherine Tyrrell  from "Making a mark" mentioned my video,
Jos van Riswick made last Thursday in her "Who's made a mark this week"
So not more then fair to point this out on my blog as well, Together with the painting.

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

Thanks Katherine!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ooyse Woonboothaven. Nijmegen, Holland.

I am flipping back and forward with my postings, sorry for that,
Although I settled quite well back after my trip to France, to get
regular in blog-posting isn't being the case yet.

This ones from Thursday, made from the main bridge over the Waal
a large river along Nijmegen, ... I am looking to the spot I painted
a few month ago during extremely low water, ...

You can see that painting > over there.

"Ooyse woonboothaven." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Ooyse barge-harbour.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Still Cafe time. Arnhem, Holland.

Still enjoyable weather with lots of nice terraces.
This ones no exception although it was a hard one to paint.

"Het Hemelrijk." Arnhem, Holland.
(Heaven.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cafe time. Arnhem, Holland.

Cafe time has started again!!

"Koffie en Thee." Arnhem, Holland.
(Coffee and Tea.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How things change. Arnhem, Holland,

Look for the differences, ....

"Vroege morgen rivier." Arnhem, Holland.
(Early morning river.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Same view in February.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Back to Overhagen." Velp, Holland.

Slowly I getting used to being back home again, ... it's flat around here!!!

Anyway, I am so glad that lot's of flowers are blooming now, good subjects.

"Terug naar Overhagen." Velp, Holland.
(Back to Overhagen.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm .

Monday, June 21, 2010

Back in Holland, ... painting, .... kitchen garden.

That's something different, isn't it?

"Moestuin Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
(Kitchen garden.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Kate on the bridge." Dinan, France.

An other great person during this trip was Kate, the wife of
Michael Richardson. She organized this trip awesomely and
kept us artist together and on earth.

Thank you so much Kate for all your good care!

"Kate on the bridge." Dinan, France.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 (18) cm.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Painting Trevor. Cancale, France.

This is likely gonna be my most treasured painting.
I normally use a digital camera as viewfinder and
wanted to paint a whole different scene. I noticed
Trevor paint and took a sneak shot of him, but when
I blocked my painting in I saw that I had the wrong
picture on my digital display, ...

During the last evening everybody showed their work
and I ask Trevor if he would write something on my
painting, ... HE DID!!

"Painting Trevor." Cancale, France
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Ow this painting is NOT for sale! ;-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tweaking and trying

Pfff  Blogger could be your best friend, ... but sometimes?!

Anyway I tweaked the whole day, together with my desktop on
paintings who I didn't found 100% ready.

Here one of them, the swimmers where not on it at first but where
there in real, .. so with a little help of my digital and comp. they had
a nice fresh dive into my painting.

"Morgenzwemmers."Dinard, France.
(Morning-swimmers.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

If only I could figure out the new layout template now! (sorry for that.)

Back from France!

"Kust strook St. Malo." St. Malo, France.
(Coast St. Malo.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

I am still overwhelmed about this group of hard working artists
they have made their first paintings even for breakfast, ... no matter
how old they are they still love their work.

What a week, what a place and what a bunch of fellow artists!!

Thanks Kate, Michael and Antony and Trevor and all the others including
Bob the bus-driver who can make buses go around corners where worms
would run away!

Their will be more, but is you can't wait, visit my Dutch website:


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Off to France !!!

So this is my last painting in Holland, at least for one week.
I am off to France meeting artists from,

 "The Wapping Group of Artists"

 Trevor Chamberlain, Bert Wright, Roger Dellar, Paul Banning, Felicity House, Mo Teeuw, John Powley,
Antony Bridge, Steven Alexander, Richard Price, John Shave and John Bryce, Michael McGuire from
Ireland and surely not to forget Michael Richardson.

Getting very anxious now, ... see you over a week.

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

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

"Busremise Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.

A lovely afternoon after a rainy morning.
I wanted to paint this remise so long, and now it was just the time,
I like the looking through that's what I wanted to capture.

Hope I did.

"Busremise Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Bus garage Arnhem.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Found some models, ... Westervoort, Holland.

After those fleeing coots this morning
I thought these models will stay put, ... and they did!!

Lucky me.

"Stil liggende modellen." Westervoort, Holland.
(Quietly located models.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Nobody's home." Westervoort, Holland.

Right after I setup, the coot with her chicks went off, ...
I'd reckoned that they would come back before I finished
the nest, ... they didn't,  ... bugger.

Ow well a nice colour/tonal exercise.

"Niemand thuis." Westervoort, Holland.
(Nobody's home.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

"Red swing." Westervoort, Holland.

A little commission, ...

"Rode schommel." Westervoort, Holland.
(Red swing.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Growing strong. Westervoort, Holland.

Today's effort, ... a bit of a soup but ow so nice to try.

"Doorgroeien." Westervoort, Holland.
(Growing strong.)  Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

(Miriam thanks for the coffee!)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Arhnem today.

Tired but hugely satisfied, ....

"Oranje ballon." Arnhem, Holland.
(Orange balloon.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

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

"De waag." Arnhem, Holland.
(De Waag.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"End of stage." Arnhem, Holland.

Not easy to make a nice painting when you had
a day's work laying under your car with a angle grinder.

But I visit my friend/colleague Eric who has moved his ship
at the end of the new build stage here in Arnhem, so a new scene
and a great way to end the day.

"Einde haven." Arnhem, Holland.
(End of stage.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Turning a Morris into art, ... Holland.

First my painting of today, and man do I feel lucky that I
could paint! Started today with cutting out all the rusty
bits in my Morris, but after 4 hours of looking and cutting
I really had to paint, ...

"Panoven." Oud Zevenaar, Holland.
(Panoven.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Here some photos I shoot from the underside of my Morris,
I think it's almost art, ... what do you think?


Morris mantainance, ....

Discovered that my Morris has developed all kind of rust holes, ..
so been busy to repair them, and paint along the way.
It's grey out here at least yesterday, but they forecast  some sun later this week!

This was a funny painting, in the back you can see "De Posbank" a hill made
during the last ice age. During this session it rained very mildly and you really
can see the landscape change into one grey soup, after that the colors return
slowly, ... what a sight!

"Alles word grijs." Lathum, Holland.
(Everything turns grey.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.