Monday, February 28, 2011

"No refund." Duiven, Holland.

This little subject is just beside a busy road between
Westervoort (my hometown) and Duiven, ...
Although no one is looking there are a few very
nice scenes to find, if only they would clean up
all the plastic bottles and other garbage.

"Geen statiegeld." Duiven, Holland.
(No refund.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, February 25, 2011

"Where is spring gone?" Giesbeek, Holland

It seems that Sarah Wimperis is much more a weather-forecast for me
then our local weather forecast service, just look at her blog and you know
what weather we will get the next day or so,  .... Thanks Sarah!!

Although it looks quiet easy to paint it's very delicate to give it just the
right cool warm balance, ...

"Waar is de lente gebleven?" Giesbeek, Holland.
(Where is spring gone?) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Even trickier is it when the mist is rising, you have to be soo aware
what you where going for in the beginning, ...

Btw. Sarah these are the floodplains who where full of water
just a couple of weeks ago.

"Overblijfselen." Velp, Holland.
(Left overs.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"The sparkle maker." Giesbeek, Holland.

Although Thursday (Morris Minor day)
I did manege again the squeeze out a little painting, ....

"De Vonkenmaker." Giesbeek, Holland.
(The sparkle maker.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Geese field." Westervoort, Holland.

A 'waterig zonnetje' (Waterly Sun) they forecast it yesterday evening
so I had this house in mind only just from the other side with Sunshine
and cast shadow from the large tree on the walls, ... there was not
Sun at all! I did find this little spot with some geese holding a scarp
eye on what I was doing though.

"Ganzenveld." Westervoort, Holland.
(Geese field.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Well path." Doesburg, Holland.

Spring is definitely coming, ... although very cold
it's noticeable on everything, I even have the idea that
the tree-barks and -trunks are getting greener.

"Putweg." Doesburg, Holland.
(Well path.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tree study III. Westervoort, Holland.

It's getting quiete a serie, ...

"Boomstudie III." Westervoort, Holland.
(Tree study III.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tree study II. Velp, Holland.

Free models in the park!

"Boomstudie II." Velp, Holland.
(Tree study II.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Under and above." Westervoort, Holland.

As I told this morning today is just awesome!
Spring is definitely coming soon, it's just waiting
for the first green spots to appear. In the mean time
I practice for model-painting tonight, real models not
this Dutch willow one.

"Onder en boven." Westervoort, Holland.
(Under and above.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Morning from the dike." Westervoort, Holland.

What a great sunrise this morning here in my hometown, such
a lovely springy feel to it with that soft pink sky and the heavy
yellowish green fields. Not hard to find a nice spot this way.

"Morgen vanaf de dijk." Westervoort, Holland.
(Morning from the dike.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Painting with Erik. Gouda, Holland.

Went to Gouda today to meet up with  Erik van Elven
we switched DVD and Art books quiet regularly and we
always said we gonna meet up one day, ... today it was the day!

Lovely calm spring weather with a little touch of sunlight.
Did two painting and could done a 1000 more such a nice
area it is around Gouda and Waddinxveen.

Erik, thanks for this lovely opportunity we definitely have to
do it again someday!!

"Winterdijk." Gouda, Holland.
(Winterdyke.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Zondagmiddagwandeling." Gouda, Holland.
(Sunday afternoon stroll.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Erik coping with onlookers.

Friday, February 11, 2011

"Old graveyard." Bemmel, Holland.

Drizzle, drizzle, grey, grey, ...

An odd name for a street it is, ... 'Old graveyard.'

"Oude kerkhof." Bemmel, Holland.
(Old graveyard.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Inside job." Giesbeek, Holland.

Although a Morris-day today I did a little sketch after while.

"Binnenwerk." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Inside job.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

"Behind De Horsterhof." Duiven, Holland.

A few day ago I received a Email about a farm nearby,
"De Horsterhof" a micro dynamic biological farm. I knew
it but I triggered me to have a look again, and together with
the marvelous weather (Sun is in full swing) it was a gorgeous
spot to be, ... looked around after while and discovered soo
much more spots so all in one,

I found a new spot!!

Thank you so much Corry.

"Achter De Horsterhof." Duiven, Holland.
(Behind De Horsterhof.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

"For ever." Velp, Holland.

Today I went to a graveyard in Velp, Normaly this site is closed for public but last winter I painted together with Ellie Wouda on the driveway of the keyholder of this grave yard. He pointed it out and offert us the key when we ever wanted to paint on this yard. It's a very ancient yard with lots of marvelous headstones, very peaceful and together with the awesome spring weather it was a great afternoon!

"Voor eeuwig." Velp, Holland.
(For ever.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, February 07, 2011

"Nr. 36." Doesburg, Holland.

Again a great day in Doesburg,
I am starting to get a feel for this ancient town, finally!
These are old little apartments or home for elderly people
in the middle of the town but very VERY quiet
and it has such a lovely feel to it.

"Nr. 36." Doesburg, Holland.
(# 36.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

"Waiting for spring." Giesbeek, Holland.

As last week each Thursday I am working on my Morris.
This week no exception, but because there are two shipyards
in the neighborhood I still take my little pochade with me, ... you never know!

"Wachten op de lente." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Waiting for spring.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

"New grey." Arnhem, Holland.

These day are maybe the most UN-inspiring days in the
year, between two seasons I mean it's not winter anymore
but it isn't spring either, just a greyish continueation of time.

Hard to find a spot to paint, but a good practice nevertheless.

"Nieuw grijs." Arnhem, Holland.
(New grey.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Doesburg, Holland.

Had a appointment in Doesburg, and went somewhat earlier.

Nice little town, but extreme cold today!

"Doesburg." Doesburg, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.