Monday, December 31, 2012

Last painting of this year, ... I'll guess.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy new year,
 
"Draaimolen." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Erve Kots." Groenlo, Holland.

What a great day it was, together with some re-enactors from Grolle:
 
 
on this museum.
 
 
A great day!
 
"Erve Kots." Groenlo, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
 
"Zagerij Erve Kots." Groenlo, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Friday, December 21, 2012

"Sabelgate Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.

Had a lovely but very wet evening yesterday.
and although I hoped for more X-mass like scene's
(painterly spoken that is!) there wheren't that much in Arnhem.
 
"Sabelpoort Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Sabelgate Arnhem.) Oil on panel. 18 x 24 cm.
 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Small world." Doetinchem, Holland.

Because it was such a nice foggy day yesterday!
 
"Kleine wereld." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Small world.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Lonely world." Doetinchem, Holland.

For quite some time now I thought this side of Holland (Achterhoek)
("Back corner" roughly translated) looks in some parts a bit like
Hertford, the place where my all time favorite artist,

Trevor Chamberlain
 
lives and works. Today I am sure of it, when I came across this
little scene, I'll guess many of you will recognize the two paintings
I'm referring too.
 
"Eenzame wereld." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Lonely world.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Whole day rain." Doetinchem, Holland.

It rained all day, except for the last couple of hours,
I'll guess it's waay to greay out there, ...
 
"Hele dag regen." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Whole day rain.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Be stable. Westervoort, Holland.

Painted this one yesterday, and while driving back home
I came to think that the owner of this little apiary who passed
away last year cuased by muscular dystrophy called this apiary
"bijenstal" While translating this roughly you get Bee stable or be stable.
 Would he ever known how much this was pointing to himself?
  
Anyway it's a great little lovely corner of a field.
 
The snow was melting while I painted it though.
 
"Bijenstal." Westervoort, Holland.
(Apiary (Bee stable.)) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Ruige Horst." Doetinchem, Holland.

Although it's all gone now, it snowed heavenly yesterday,
or should I say heavily?
 
I like snow so for me it well can be heavenly.
 
"Ruige Horst." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Terry boom." Doetinchem, Holland.

Visited today my old friend Terry, (named after Karl Terry) because I still think every plein air artist should have their own Karl Terry tree.

They cut the corn which was standing on the field where I am painting from now, An awesome tree I reckon it's been there long enough to tell me some stories if it could.





"Terry boom." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Terry tree.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

"Sunny Saturday." Doetinchem, Holland.

Everything is gone now, the rain washed it all away.
Good thing though because it was a perfect day to
raise the X-mass tree and make our home ready for the
upcoming time. Here a little reminder of yesterdays
sunny Saturday.
 
"Zonnige zaterdag." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Sunny Saturday.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Saturday, December 08, 2012

"Cold Willow." Doetinchem, Holland.

Made this one yesterday as well even an other one
which I gone place tomorrow, it's awesome all
that snow, and together with the sunshine like today
it's just perfect!!
 
"koude wilg." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Cold willow.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Across the street. Dotinchem, Holland.

Lovely white morning, and just in time to catch it.
 
"Aan de overkant." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Across the street.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Monday, December 03, 2012

"SNOW!!" Doetinchem, Holland.

First snow of this winter, already gone now, but I did
manege to catch it, ...
 
"Sneeuw!!" Doetinchem, Holland.
(Snow!!) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

"Sunday stroll." Doetinchem, Holland

Made this one yesterday, after visiting a lovely show
 
"Zondagswandeling." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Sunday stroll.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
Annie, thanks for the lovely afternoon!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Out !!

Hehe, finally able to get outside again, boy did I miss that!
Although I did some little jobs in our new home tho.
 
Anyway, I visited an estate here in the neighborhood.
The owner invited me almost a year ago but I never came
to it to visit, today it was perfect. And what an estate it is!
 
"Lege stal." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Empty stable.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
 
"De Kleine Holte." Doetinchem, Holland.
(The little cavity.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Still not well

So one more from the past, two years now to be exact.
 
"Bouwplaats Nijkerk." Nijkerk, Holland.
(Building-place Nijkerk.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

One year ago.

No painting today, feeling a bit sick at the moment.
So one from last year, exactly one year to be precise.
 
"Kazernehek. Klarendaal" Arnhem, Holland.
(Barracks fencing Klarendaal.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Ride at anchor." Doetinchem, Holland.

Think I am a bit boat addicted.
when I see this kinds of ships laying
ride at anchor I just can't resist, ...
 
"Voor Anker." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Ride at anchor.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Pals." Westervoort, Holland.

Been a while since I visited Westervoort again, and I have to
say you starting to look different to that little town after a while.
 
"Pals." Westervoort, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"2e Loolaan" Doetinchem, Holland

Done yesterday.
 
It's really starting to get colder around here,
but to catch the last autumn leaves you have
no time to waste.
 
"2e Loolaan." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"There comes the fog." Doetinchem, Holland.

Autumn is almost gone now, and taken its place by fog,
I love the hazy grayish-ness and I can imaging several nice
spot around here which would give some great paintings.
 
 
"Daar komt de mist." Doetinchem, Holland.
(There comes the fog.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Allotments." Doetinchem, Holland.

They forecast-ed a little sunshine in the afternoon yesterday but in the late midday it's still was very grayish and it didn't look that that was going to change. So a grayish weather painting, although the autumn colours are still splendid!!
 
"Volkstuintjes." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Allotments.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

"Vledderzoom." Doetinchem, Holland.

Autumn is well on it's way now, you might even say that it is on his last legs.
But what a show it still gives, just spectacular!!
 
I can't remember that it ever was soo intense.
 
"Vledderzoom." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Friday, November 02, 2012

"Behind Koekendaal." Doetinchem, Holland.

Think I'm gone get sick, couldn't stay warm in the field this morning. Have a headache and feeling a bit dizzy and cold, of to bed that is, ...
 
This was yesterday. I am feeling way better after almost a days sleep.
 
"Achter Koekendaal." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Behind Koekendaal.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"After the fog" Doetinchem, Holland

To bad I didn't had time to paint the fog itself, ... these two willows
would make a lovely subject in the fog. Aah well the autumn is just started.
 
 
"Na de mist." Doetinchem, Holland.
(After the fog.) Oil on panel. 18 x 24 cm.
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, sheepday!

Wednesday sheep-day, ... nééh not really.
 
Sheep are hard to paint, if those ladies have a slight hunch
they are going to be painted they run off as fast they can.
Siebe, the shepherd didn't help a lot although he yelled his lungs out.
He thought the sheep didn't know what he was yelling about because
the grass was all over the place. In any case it's going to take a whole
lot longer to practice before I can paint those funny critters.
 
"Verheulsweiden." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

"Radiating autumn." Doetinchem, Holland.

The colours are just spectacular here on this side of Holland.
Together with the nice weather and lovely sunshine it's hard
not to get emotional with soo much beauty.
 
 
"Stralende herfst." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Radiating Autumn.) Oil on panel. 18 x 24 cm.
 

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Ellegoorsestraat." D'chem, Holland.

Autumn really is getting more and more grip on everything.
 
"Ellegoorsestraat." D'chem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Little gardenwork." Doetinchem, Holland.

Yesterdays effort,  ...
 
"Tuinwerk." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Little gardenwork.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Along the Bielheimerbeek." Gaanderen

Been awhile since I posted anything, ...
Too busy with my Morris, getting it ready for
M.O.T. an official exam to get it road worthy.
And it did!!
 
Yesterday I could take my car home, and you
know what?? It did fit into our garage, lucky me!
 
It's not that I didn't paint, it's just that I didn't
have the time nor energy to upload them at
the end of the day, ... hope that will change.
 
Anyhow here's one I made yesterday.
 
 
"Langs de Bielheimerbeek." Gaanderen, Holland.
(Along the Bielheimerbeek.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Monumental day in Gendt, Holland.

A awesome day today, everything's just right
the weather, the people the painting subjects
if this is heaven, I've just died.
 
"Verliefd." Gendt, Holland.
(In love.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
 
"Laatste bloei." Gendt, Holland.
(Last bloom.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
"Reflectie." Gendt, Holland.
(Reflection.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

"Morningfeast." Doetinchem, Holland.

Great day to start!
 
"Morgenfeest." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Morningfeast.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

"Reeuwijkse plassen I" Reeuwijk, Holland.

Had a gorgeous day yesterday with Corry Kooij,
 
We ended up after a log search for a road to Haastrecht in a
rowing and sailing yard in Reeuwijk, where we stayed the
whole day painting,... a great spot!
 
Cor, ... Bedankt!
 
"Reeuwijkse plassen I" Reeuwijk, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Monday, September 03, 2012

"De Maartenkerk." Etten, Holland.

This week is promising to be a great week!
Lots and lots of sunshine, a real Indian summer
or in Dutch "an old wife's summer."
(Oudewijvenzomer)
"De Maartenkerk." Etten, Holland.
(The Maartenchurch.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.
 
Sluis bij Ulft. Ulft, Holland.
(Lock at Ulft.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Sheep meadow." Doetinchem, Holland.

Todays effort,
 
 
"Schapenweide." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Sheep meadow.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Three befor Montferland." Doetinchem, Holland.

A super day today. Such a pity I did take to little panels with me.
Only two, ... normally that's enough but I enjoyed my day so much
I could have paint several more.

Aaah well I did discovered many new spots, ..
have to be careful with them.


"Drie voor Montferland." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Three before Montferland.)
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


 
"Oude IJssel." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Old IJssel.) Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.







Monday, August 27, 2012

"Before breakfast." D'chem, Holland.

 Before breakfast, ... it was soo lovely foggy this morning.


"Spinnenveld." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Spiderfield.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.



Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Groene vriend." Gaanderen, Holland

I have to keep a keen eye on those old barns, ...
they are disappearing rapidly, ...
 
"Groene vriend." Gaanderen, Holland.
(Green friend.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Mean while by the neighbours." D'chem, Holland.



"Ondertussen bij de buren." Doetinchem, Holland.
Mean while by the neighbours." Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, August 20, 2012

"Goldenrodsea." Doetinchem, Holland.

This morning effort, it's way to hot to get outside
during the day. with a little luck I could make another
in the evening.

"Guldenroedezee." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Goldenrodsea.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Welterusten boompjes." Doetinchem, Holland.

One down side of painting in the evening is
that you can't get a decent photo after while.

The light is awesome though so waiting for the
photo shouldn't be that hard.

"Welterusten boompjes." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Good night little trees.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.