Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Berg en Heideweg." Arnhem, Holland.

Yesterdays effort, ...

"Berg en Heideweg." Arnhem, Holland.
(Mountain and heather way.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Happy Christmas eve." Westervoort, Holland.

A lovely evening, with a great subject.
Together with the new light, it's just perfect painting!

"Fijne kerstavond." Westervoort, Holland.
(Happy Christmas eve.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Kerkje van Lathum." Lathum, Holland.

Finally I've got my new light, ... mighty light.
It's working spectacular, ... one of the head for
your panel the other for your palette, and the light
is lovely cool white, perfect!

"Kerkje van Lathum." Lathum, Holland.
(Little church of Lathum.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30cm.







Mighty light.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Behind the fence." Doetinchem, Holland.

Today's effort.

"Achter de schutting." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Behind the fence.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Trumpet-street." Arnhem, Holland.

Not the prettiest street, but surely lots of fun to paint it.

"Trompetstraat." Arnhem, Holland.
(Trumpet street.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Joop's big job."

Back from Stadskanaal a town in the north of Holland.
They got a great old railway station S.T.A.R. called, it's managed
by volunteers and it's a great painting spot!!

Joop one of the volunteers was cleaning up this old locomotive, and
together with the work light is gave a lovely site, somewhat X-mass feel
or at least Victorian one. Anyway, Joop thank you so much for your
model-standing!

"Joop's grote klus." Stadskanaal, Holland.
(Joop's big job.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Just after sunset." Lathum, Holland.

Thursday is usually Morris day, this means I restoring my old
car. A Morris Minor Van of 1968. But I always take my painting
gear with me, and very often I am able to push some paint after while.
Today i was just a little too late, I couldn't see the fine details that make
these kind of painting sparkle, ... but nevertheless here it is.

"Net na zonsondergang." Lathum, Holland.
(Just after sunset.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Saturday night." Doetinchem, Holland.

Just to stay on the radar, I post these two from last weekend.


"Zaterdagavond." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Saturday night.) Oil on  panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Zondagmorgen." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Sunday Morning.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.




Friday, December 09, 2011

"Church Street Lathum." Lathum, Holland.

Did this one yesterday, but didn't had the time to upload it, ...
It was WINDY outside, but I maneged to find a lovely sheltered
spot in a very small village, Lathum.

There are some fine subject laying waiting there, especially nocturnal ones!

"Kerkstraat Lathum." Lathum, Holland.
(Churchstreet Lathum.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"Meipoortwal." Doesburg, Holland.

Although wet and cold it's still lovely to paint outside,
no so many onlookers, ...

"Meipoortwal." Doesburg, Holland.
(Meigate rampart.)  Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

"Lunch Cafe MANÚ." Arnhem, Holland.

Done last night, ...

"Lunchcafé MANÚ" Arnhem, Holland.
(Lunch Cafe MANÚ.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30cm.


Friday, December 02, 2011

"Smack in the middle." Westervoort, Holland.

When I put in the sheep I realized they where smack in the middle, ...
So a little group on the left is a tweak of my own to lure the sheep
to the left, .. or is it the viewer?

"Precies in het midden." Westervoort, Holland.
(Smack in the middle.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

"Watch it, sharp turn." Lathum, Holland.

Todays effort, ...

"Pas op, scherpe bocht." Lathum, Holland.
(Watch it, sharp turn.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"River-road Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.

Stayed a bit close to home, ...
This is one of a views when I go to a supermarket in my town.


"Rivierweg Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
(River road westervoort.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Barracks Fencing Klarendaal." Arnhem, Holland.

A few weeks ago this fence caught my eye, and I
thought it would be a lovely sight during a bright
sunny day as today, a bit cold but still good painting weather
It does has the feel of the gate Richard Schmid painted, his
one is waaaay better but each time I see such a fence I
can't help to think of his painting.

"Kazernehek Klarendaal." Arnhem, Holland.
(Barracks fencing Klarendaal.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Ow btw. sorry for the glare, ...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Acacialaan Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.

Not my best work and I even think I'll gonna
tweak it a little today, but definitely one pleasurable afternoon, ...

"Acacialaan Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Acacia alley Doetinchem.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Garden-shed Overhagen." Velp, Holland.

Al grey today, ... but I did noticed some colour
here and there, ...

"Tuinschuurtje Overhagen." Velp, Holland.
(Garden shed Overhagen.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Scaffold church." Drempt, Holland.

a nice little subject, which isn't that usual.

"Kerkje in de steigers." Drempt, Holland.
(Scaffold church.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

And a other effort today,

"Aan het water." Doesburg, Holland.
(Besides the water.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Malmburgen" Arnhem, Holland.

Today's effort, ... without fog today!!

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

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Zuidelijke parallelweg." Westervoort, Holland.

It's so foggy overhere the whole day, that it's wasn't neseccery to
look far for a nice spot to paint, I love these days! steady light
lot's of the subject are simplified already and the mood is just
awesome, ... the only down part is the cold but as I said before
these kind of painting take that long so before you are getting really
cold your on a hot cup a chocolate.

"Zuidelijke parallelweg." Westervoort, Holland.
(Southerly parallel road.)  Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Cold start." Duiven, Holland.

A few weeks ago I saw > this < film on T.V.
and this morning I really had to think of it while seeing
these tall trees standing in the mist.

It was cold though, 'waterkoud' they say in Holland.
roughly translatted 'watercold' in a way it says that
everything is soo soaked with water it's sucks out every little
bit of heat that's there. Luckily these kind of painting don't take
that long, so after a few strokes and a few runs up and down the
field I was getting further to my Morris, because in the end it's
Thursday and therefore Morrisday!!


"Koude start." Duiven, Holland.
(Cold start.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Oude zuiderlingedijk." Leerdam, Holland.

Been away this weekend, ..

"Oude Zuiderlingedijk." Leerdam, Holland.
(Old South Linge dike.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Around the clock." Duiven Holland.

Last Monday I discovered that there where several
nice spots with white light streetlight, this one is
one of them, made it yesterday night.

"De klok rond." Duiven, Holland.
(Around the clock.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"District park Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.

Tricky and I did caught up with it a little but it started soo gray,  ...

"Wijkpark Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
(District park Westervoort.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, November 07, 2011

First Nocturnal

One thing what's nice about this season, it the amount of
dark skies, ...

"A12 bij nacht." Lathum, Holland.
(A12 at night.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Liemers avenue." Westervoort, Holland.

The Indian summer is gone, what's left is a grayish light and
cold temps. The good part is that the light is very constant, that
there is a little autumn colour left and that the haziness is starting
to re-appear, I love that last one it makes everything soo much easier
to paint!!

"Liemersallee." Westervoort, Holland.
(Liemers avenue.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

"The corner." Lathum, Holland.

I noticed this scene last Thursday and with this Indian summer
I couldn't let it pass, ... it was beautiful as I painted it, but it
became spectacular when I finished, such a shame, although
sunset's are soo tricky, you almost have to do it in two steps
one for the block inn and a second setup for the final touches

"De bocht." Lathum, Holland.
(The corner.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, November 04, 2011

"Little Wales." Lathum, Holland.

Although some artists are already longing for snow,
I am still enjoying the autumn colours and lovely weather.

Just while uploading this painting I saw Rob IJbema's work
Painting Wales Diary and that made me realize there isn't
any comparison with Wales, ... especially now with these colours!

"Klein Wales." Lathum, Holland.
(Little Wales.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.



Thursday, November 03, 2011

"Vanaf de Bingerdensedijk." Giesbeek, Holland.

Although it's Morris-day, I had to sneak out at the last moment
to enjoy this lovely weather, .. not a typical autumn scene but
Dutch just as more, ...

"Vanaf de Bingerdensedijk." Giesbeek, Holland.
(From the Bingerdensedike.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"Colorfeast at Klarenbeek." Arnhem, Holland.

And it's keeping awesome weather, although you can't really call it
and Indian summer (Oudewijvenzomer) in Dutch it's a little too cold
for that, it's gorgeous to spend time in the woods and enjoy the colours.

"Kleurenfeest in Klarenbeek." Arnhem, Holland.
(Colorfeast at Klarenbeek.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

"Urbana." Velp, Holland.

It's still awesome weather and autumn as well,
what more does an plein air painter wants??

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


"Bij Biljoen." Velp, Holland.
(Along Biljoen.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, October 31, 2011

New post!

Been awhile since I posted, and it been some time
as well, .... anyway I think the erratic and hectic passed.

Meanwhile autumn is in full swing and it's lovely weather
as well so I couldn't resist to push some paint around my panels.
What is it, that the brighter the colours are the thicker you tend to paint??

"Vanaf de Waterberg." Arnhem, Holland.
(From the Watermountain.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Gouden pad." Arnhem, Holland.
(Golden path.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

I did paint some more the last couple of days, ...

"De Juffer." Gieterveen, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Kastanjelaan." Stadskanaal, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Lakenvelders." Smeerling, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Bruggetje over de herfst." Stadskanaal, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

"Semsstraatkerk." Stadskanaal, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

"Watertoren Stadskanaal." Stadskanaal, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Veemarkt Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.



Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Holes in the land." Stadskanaal, Holland.

As said things are a bit erratic, and they still are.
But between all the hectic I still manege to sneak out
once and awhile to make a quick sketch here and there.

The hectic will stay for some time I'm afraid.

"Gaten in het land." Stadskanaal, Holland.
(Holes in the land.)  Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


"Regendag Stadskanaal." Stadskanaal, Holland.
(Rainyday Citychanel.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

"One of Two." Noorderhaven, Groningen, Holland.

"One of Two" That's sounds a bit 'Star Trek' a like, (Seven of Nine)
But  I could title this painting just as well "The two brothers" cause
that's the name of this vessel. I'd reckon there must be an other vessel
like this somewhere around.

Anyhow a nice subject.
Been some hectic weeks last couple of weeks due to private circumstances
and my blog entrances are a bit erratic. I hope you bear with me on that,
because I think it will stay this way for a while.
But here the One of Two,

"Eén van twee." Noorderhaven. Groningen, Holland.
(One of Two.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

"Little white vessel." Doetinchem, Holland.

Busy preparing a new bunch of panels so another one from
last weekend, besides the weather is completely turn around,
bit depressing this way, gray as it should be I'll reckon. While
Richard Schmid explains very well that this is superb light,
I do miss the sparkle, ...


"Klein wit schuitje." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Little white vessel.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, October 03, 2011

"Official cemetery." Doetinchem, Holland.

One from last weekend, I tend to paint all kind of scene's in
Doetinchem were I played around a lot in my youth.

"Ambtsbegraafplaats." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Official cemetery.)  Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.