Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Daybreak." Velp, Holland.

Mwoah not really daybreak but the light is becoming more and
more sideways, a good thing. I reckon that's one reason why
Dutch- and English Plein air painters are mostly tonal.

"Morgendauw." Velp, Holland.
(Daybreak.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn in the woods Westervoort, Holland.

As I said yesterday it's awesomely grey here in Holland, ... at least here
in Westervoort. I don't like these grey days, there isn't any contrast
what so ever, ... but there is hope, you can see a slight touch of autumn
colours in the hillside.

Yes Keith, this is an other view of our man-made hill!

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

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Grey-factory" Westervoort, Holland.

Holland is famous about the grey colours, the grey weather and grey skies.
That's all because we have the bést grey-factories in the world, and at the moment
they are really making overtime!! One of them is quite near my hometown and
while painting it at sunrise you can really see how the marvelous orange red sky
turns into that awesomely grey tone, ... in the end it even falls out of the skies
some call this rain but it's nothing more then some sort off fall out or side effect
of all that grey.

"Grijsfabriek." Westervoort, Holland.
(Grey-factory.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Sunday afternoon stroll." Westervoort, Holland.

Finally a new painting, ... a little practice after being so
long out of the running. I stayed very close to home, just
outside on a dike, where lots of people having their
Sunday afternoon stroll, with such a nice sunshine it's almost
an Indian summer.

"Zondagmiddag wandeling." Westervoort, Holland.
(Sunday afternoon stroll.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ziek, ill, and malade

Urrgh, ....

One off the downsides of autumn is that you hardly can dress for it.
At one moment the Sun is shining very intense and the other it's raining cats and dogs
and you become soaking wet,... good weather to become sick.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Crossing the bridge." Giesbeek, Holland.

Sometimes you just have to have a little luck,
although usually I won't go after these kinds
of events during a painting session.
(mostly it will ruin your painting)
I couldn't resist today.

"Bruggetje over." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Crossing the bridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wish I known that this was going to happen.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Venlo, Holland.

Little to tired to type much so just the paintings, ...

"Eetcafe Prins Hendrik." Venlo, Holland.
(Eating Cafe Prins Hendrik.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Rosarium." Venlo, Holland.
(Rose-garden.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, September 13, 2010

glider field Terlet, Arnhem Holland.

Monday is almost an habit, to paint with Johan Reinboud.
Today we went to the glider field Terlet just north of Arnhem.
We even where allowed to paint near the planes, ... lucky we!

"Terlet." Arnhem, Holland.
(glider field Terlet.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Zutphen, Holland.

Had a great and lovely day in Zutphen today,
together with my girlfriend Annette. We have a
great deal, she shops and I paint and we'll meet
several times during the day in different coffee or
restaurants. But even so you have to have nice weather
and that's what it really was, a so called

"Ouwe wijven zomer."
(Old omas summer.)

Did manege to do two, there was some sort of floor-cloth orchestra (?)
musical festival all over the city so lots and lots of people.

"Blauwe deur."  Zutphen, Holland.
(Blue door.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.  sold.

"Bijna in het midden." Zutphen, Holland.
(Almost in the middle.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Westervoorts dump." Duiven Holland.

A little practice just outside my hometown.
No this is not a big hill although, ...
It's a huge dump-yard just outside my hometown,
closed now and all grown over with grass and some trees.
It give a lovely foreign feel to this area though.

"Westervoorts stort." Duiven, Holland.
(Westervoort dump.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

"Paint mill The Cat." Zaanse Schans, Holland.

Forgot one, ...

I promised the windmill we painted yesterday together with Julianne.

Here you go!

"De Kat." Zaanse Schans, Holland.
(Paint mill The Cat.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Giesbeeks new churchtower." Giesbeek, Holland.

I am soo jealous about the people living in Giesbeek, ...
This tower was blown up by the Germans at the end
of the second world war, and never restored. Similar
has happened to the church-tower here in Westervoort
but there are no planes to rebuild that one.

Congratulations Giesbeekers!!

"Giesbeeks nieuwe kerktoren." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Giesbeeks new churchtower.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Zaanse schans, Holland.

Had a lovely day today together with Julianne a Australian
singer songwriter who paint's as well and was traveling over
Holland on her way back to Tokyo, ...

I just had to show her this awful touristic spot, and although it
rained steadily the whole morning we found shelter by one of
the many windmills.

"Zaanse schans."

"Laagland." Zaanse Schans, Holland.
(Lowland.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Made two, but I really have to tweak the other one, windmill have the
bad habit to turn and turn and turn their sails the whole time, ...

Thanks Julianne for this lovely day, ... we will meet again I am sure of that!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"Over het dek." Arnhem, Holland.

Pfff yesterday was a heavy one, nothing seems to mix
well and almost every brush mark wend on the wrong
spot, ... So I tweaked these two A LOT !! But that
was nice because you don't wanna be outside at the
moment here in the Netherlands.

"Over het dek." Arnhem, Holland.
(Over deck.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Naar Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Towards Arnhem.) Oil on panel.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

"New home." Westervoort, Holland.

A day close at home, ...

This one is a little commission, more or less.
"Nieuw huis." Westervoort, Holland.
(New home.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"'t Slag." Westervoort, Holland.
('t Slag.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, September 03, 2010

"Wet feet." Arnhem, Holland.

Although I've to stand in the water, it still well worth
the effort, ...

"Natte voeten." Arnhem, Holland.
(Wet feet.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

After this I just had to dry my feets, so what better then
do a second one?!

"Arnhem." Arnhem.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Imposible painting. Arnhem, Holland.

This one was a real challenge or should I say nearly
impossible? The whole installation was moving and moving
around and after ½ an hour they moved completely a few
meters, ... But it was great fun and the guys where very
proud to be painted.

"Nieuwe Rijnkade." Arnhem, Holland.
(New Rhine stage.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

After that I had some time left to make the most of this
little scene near a fellow painters studio, ... Johan Reinboud.

"Heuvel op." Arnhem, Holland.
(Biking up hill.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thanks for the hospitality again Johan!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"Evening tree." Westervoort, Holland.

Trying to get back in the groove, ...

"Net voorbij het tunneltje." Westervoort, Holland.
(Just accros the little tunel.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Morning Stroll." Westervoort, Holland.

Pfieeuw after a week hard working on our bedroom,
(new wallpaper, floor and painting doors windows ect.
I finally was able to get out today, ... what a joy.

Bit rusty I thought so close to home, ... hehehe.

"Morgenwandeling." Westervoort, Holland.
(Morning stroll.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

(Sorry for the glare, a new mixure of the underground)