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.