Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Second to last painting from this year, ....

With a little luck this will be the second to last painting this year. I've found a great spot to paint the firework at 12 o clock, ... hopefully I've got some energy left to paint at that time, ...
 
Make a great evening you all !!
 
Oostelijke Randweg Doetinchem The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Snow III Doetinchem, the Netherlands

As promised yesterday, here the one I made on the photo.
 
Rembrandtweg Doetinchem The Netherlands
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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For now,
 

A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2015!!!  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Heezenstraat Doetinchem, The Netherlands.

No it didn't snow today, ... pitty btw. But I painted a couple more last Saturday. This is one of them. It wasn't that easy though cause the snow and wind made it quite hard to keep my palette snow free, still havn't found a good sollution for that. Maybe an so called objective heater as they use in astronomy would do the trick, .... if only there was more snow to make this effort more logical.
 
Heezenstraat Doetinchem. The Netherlands
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
My setup during this day, it didn't work that well with the umbrella, the wind was a bit too strong and on one point it became to heavy with the snow on top as well. (I don't like umbrella's that much for painting outdoors anway you sometime's ending up being more busy with the umbrella then with painting.) Will post the painting I made here tommorow.
 
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Just befor Sunset. Doetinchem, The Netherlands

No this isn't snow, this is frozen water, ... I painted on the exact same spot as yesterday but 90 dgr. to the left. Took my light with me tho and I did need it in the end.
 
Ruige Horst Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Left overs Doetinchem, The Netherlands

There is still some snow left but it's not much. Good thing the Sun was out which makes it a real feast to be out there, ...
 
Still standing. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Snow !! Doetinchem, The Netherlands.

Patrijslaan. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

 
Painted it yesterday evening while the X-mas ceremony was going on inside the church
 
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Draaimolen. Doetinchem, The Netherlands

What a time this is, soo befor X-mas and Newyear! such a lot of lovely scenery.
 
Draaimolen. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Friday, December 19, 2014

"Hampshire Hotel Avenarius" Ruurlo, The Netherlands

Painted last Wednesday, or should I say Wetday cause that;s what is was indeed.
 
Hampshire Hotel Avenarius. Ruurlo, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

One happy camper, ...

Thank you soo much Michael Richardson!
 
 

Between the showers, Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Although it gives dramatic light it's a crime to paint in, ... showery weather. Bright sunlight against heavy clouds and raincover. And each time you trying to hold yourself not to chase after that particular light, ...but in the end I couldn't resist the bright light smashing against that wall and I'll guess I pulled it off quite well.
 
Fazantlaan. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Night time, .... Doetinchem, The Netherlands

I saw this subject while riding on the bus home last week, such a lovely scene while you really don't wanne be there, ... it's a funeral home.
 
Den Hoogenkamp. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Wheelmakers sched Arnhem, The Netherlands

From last Wednesday, ...
 
Radmakerij. Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ruige Horst Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Great afternoon in the Ruige Horst, ... can't really translate that but it's some piece of park.
 
Ruige Horst, Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
Tegenlicht Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Caterpillar track Arnhem The Netherlands

Again a awesome day with the Pictura Gelria paint out group, we went to the open air, or better!!
The PleinAir museum in Arnhem, a museum with all kinds of historic buildings which stood all over the country and had to move through the years, a lovely museum cause you can walk from the north of our country to the south in just a few minutes, ... can you imagine how many lovely subjects there are to paint?! During the winter season there is a little Marketplace in the centre of this museum, with a carousel ans little stands with all kinds of early 1900 stuff, like wooden shoes and willowbaskets and of course deep fried dougnuts, ... mjammie!! So you see it's not all happening in the so called "Holland" this side of the Netherlands is just as beautiful to say the least!!
 
Rupsbaan. Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Buildingsight at night Doetinchem, The Netherlands

What greater time to spend then painting at night, Always a suprise what you come home with.
This sight is rather abstract (who sayys plein air couldn't be abstract?) and passing it with my
bike I thought it would give some nice subjects, ...
 
Bouwplaats bij nacht. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

X-mas sale Doetinchem The Netherlands

X-mas tree sales has started again !! Always nice to have a look if ther's a subject.
 
Ellmann kerstbomen Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Monday, December 08, 2014

Ellotments Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Finally some Sunshine, what a relieve !!
 
Volkstuintjes achter het spoor. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Friday, December 05, 2014

Chocola Belga. Nijmegen, The Netherlands

And the last one from last Wednesday, ...
 
Chocola Belga. Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Spirit Style and Greens. Nijmegen, The Netherlands

As promissed here one more from the paint-out in Nijmegen yesterday.
Cold but with a lovely warm X-mass feel, Nijmegen is quite nice to paint.
 
Spirit Styles and Greens. Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Stadsschouwburg en De Vereeniging Nijmegen The Netherlands

Late at home after a VERY cold day with the Pictura Gelria Group. We went to Nijmegen and ancient city with lots of lovley little shops, and awesome nocturnal possibilities.
 
To start with the last one ... a nocturnal.
 
Stadsschouwburg en De Vereeeniging. Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Pizzaria Pibia, Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Grey as ever, ... so better paint at night, at least there is some colour and mood.
 
Pizzaria Pibia. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Walmolen Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Awefull grey, cold "Non-weather" at the moment, no sparkle what so ever. You can't tell if the day has to start or is already over, ... just some sort of twilight with really making me mad. Anyhow you have to practice and  keep painting and while at it you can find some inspiration.
 
Walmolen Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Monday, December 01, 2014

Getting COLD!

Today something else, while its getting colder I've got the question how to keep painting?
 
There are several thing you could do to stay warm and keep your paint working. First of all, clothing use wool / Marino wool this holds te warmth better when wet then cotton up to 80% of the isolation is kept by wool as for cotton this is only 30% . wear good boots, most of the cold is coming from the ground. you can wear fishing boots, but I like to wear huntingboots (Muckboots©) cause they are more suitable for strolling around and are more protected against thorns or heather ect. On the other side, wear a hat, cap or what ever, ... most heat is getting lost through your head, inmagine your neck and head like a chimney sucking the warmth right out of your body. As for the hands wear fingergloves where you cut of the three fingers you need to hold your brushes, ... some use mitten and stick the brushes through them, I'll reckond both could work together as well.
 
Cold Willow. Doetinchem The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
There are lots of aids to keep your hands warm, such as Hand-Warmers there are several models, Chemical ones, fuel burners and coalburners. I used the Charcoal one for some times but I didn't like the fact that they stop burning when you don't move so while you paint they getting less and less usefull, ... the fuel burner one I used last winter and almost torched a caffee with it! You can't see if the're burning and when they do you can't stop them!! which was quite dangerous when it burns more then you want, .... The chemical ones are the simpelest once you flick the metal coin inside and voíla heath!! They tend to go lazy after a while tho, but then again now fire needed and now danger of self-combustion. 
 
More info on the Handwarmers:
 
 
 
For the pochade I use a so called Thermobag,
 
This because the paint tend to go a little crumble with low temperatures especially the white can't go much deeper then -10 dgr. C I warm up the pochade befor I leave on the heating and keep it as much as possible in the thermo bag. The same I do with my turp which tend to get less resolving power when getting cold. Sigg© has some nice Neopreen pouches for their waterbotles nowadays which suites the fuelbottles for MSR© nicely as well, this way I try to keep my stuff as warm as possible. 
 
Last but surely not least, DON'T paint a 1000 miles from the nearest choco!! In the end you will get cold, believe me standing still (more or less) for serveral hours will cool you down what ever you do, so a nice cup of hot chocomilk after a painting session is well worth it !!
 
For the rest I think it's al innovation, so if you have some nice ideas please share them!!
 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Roundaboud Doetinchem The Netherlands

Keep finding it interesting this project, the knowlegde which goes with it is just stunning.
 
Betonvlechten Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
steelfixers Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Het Nieuwe Jachthuis, Hoog Soeren The Netherlands

The second one of the paint-out in Hoog Soeren, ... a great little town in the middle of our largest forrest in The Netherlands. Lots of public housing overthere, as you can see on this painting.
 
Het Nieuwe Jachthuis. Hoog Soeren, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hotel Hoog Soeren The Netherlands

Cold, Grey but a lovely Pictura Gelria day, ...
 
Hotel Hoog Soeren, Hoog Soeren, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pictura Gelria

Off to Hoog Soeren, so very little time to upload a painting at the moment. Let allone that I painted one, ... so once again one from the past.

Off we go !!
 
Gouden wandeling, Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Goosefield, Doetinchem, The Netherlands.

Been too busy with other stuff lately then painting, yes sometimes you have to, ... But anyway I've painted enough to show some painting from the past year, such as this one done almost exact one year ago. The goose are gone btw. the farmer was to old to keep them, he told me this spring.
 
"Ganzenveld." Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Warnsveld Paint-out with the PG group

A great day yesterday with the Pictura Gelria group in Warnsveld a little town alongside Zutphen. quite a large upcome which was great, especoially cause lots of the people had no idea what had happened, some sort of invasion of artists or what?! But what a lovely town Warnsveld is!! Such a lot of pitoresque scene's, we should go back someday!
 
Kom binnen.  Warnsveld, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
Pastorie Warnsveld. Warnsveld, The Netherlands
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Midnight train Doetinchem, The Netherlands.

Dreadful weather yesterday, even I found it too grey, no Sunshine and the whole day you have the idea that's the day wouldn't want to take off, ... luckily I had to prepare some panels, yes with that painting group Pictura Gelria you really notice that your panels are going a lot faster, anyway when the day wouldn't start I thought that I better could go with it then against, so I decided to go for a nocturnal.
 
This is a little railroad bridge, where my girl is going over  twice a day for her work, ... a very old one (the bridge, I mean) with lots of interresting details.
 
Midnight train. Doetinchem The Netherlands
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Citywalls Zutphen, The Netherlands

Last Wednesday we painted with the Pictura group in Zutphen,
I just remmembered I painted there before, only on the other
side of the wal river.
 
Stadswal Zutphen. Zutphen, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Staying on the radar

Guess something went wrong the last time I posted something,
I didn't see any thumbnails of my painting nor from others.
But this seems to be solved now.
 
To stay on the radar I post a painting from last year,
It's quiet simular weather at the moment but mainly
caused by the rain which went on the whole day today.
 
This was done for some sort of fun site on FB, painting
just outside you door, ...
 
It's going to be change soon there will be a little road comming
between these two houses probably next year.
 
Foggy afternoon. Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Foggy morning Doetinchem, The Netherlands.

I love foggy mornings, it's soo moddy and yet you have to be soo
quick to catch it, ...
 
Mistige Morgen. Doetinchem, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Citywal Zutphen, The Netherlands

Still some time to upload this painting. A lovely spot those
citywal of Zutphen, not for the public but we maneged to get
the key for this area. It's some sort of garden which is maintained
by volunteers, ... no easy subject to be found around here tho.
But I loved this huge tree against that white building.
 
"Stadwal Zutpen." Zutphen, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Rijksweg 103 Langerak The Netherlands

Paint-out day today with the Pitcura Gelria group.
Today we go to Zutphen so I'll guess I have no time
this evening to upload the paintings made.
 
Yesterday however I made two, and as told it rained
so that are the dropleds you see on it,  ...
 
On my way now.
 
Rijksweg 103 Langerak, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Y-Junction, Langerak. The Netherlands

The weather is turning, thats for sure. Guess I have to take my umbrella
next time, ...
 
Did this little scene twice, during the first session it started to rain that
much that I couldn't get any paint on the panel anymore, so I wiped that
one, ... The second attempt worked well although the procedure was a bit
different, strange in a way.
 
Y-Splitsing. Langerak, The Netherlands.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Breuk in Heide Doetinchem Holland.

And again a lovely day, I guess the autumn has been cancled, altho
the coluours are just spectacular, ...
 
This little bike path is probably the most beautiful in the whole area,
I didn't paint it that much, (this has been the second time) but I can
imagine how it would be when it's covered in snow, ... but that's
furture thinking.
 
Breuk in Heide Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Entrance Foxstreet Doetinchem, Holland.

Nothing is more joyable then painting on a sunny Sunday afternoon, ...
Some of you may regonise this old chap, since I painted it the third time now.
 
Ingang Vossenstraat. Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Huisje voor Louise, Zeddam Holland.

A little commision this afternoon.
 
The fun part of comissions like these are that you never would paint it for yourself,
but always are spurpiced how thing turn out, ...
 
It opens your eyes, ... even for an artist.
 
Anyhow, it was great fun
 
Huisje voor Louise. Zeddam, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 
 

Friday, November 07, 2014

Liberty monument Doesburg, Holland.

The second effort from last Wednesday with the Pitcura Gelria group.
It was a very balmy autumnday and together with the super autumn collours
the trees have at the moment it was a real treat.
 
Vrijheidsmonument Doesburg. Doesburg, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cresent Moon Doetinchem, Holland.

It's nocturnal time, ... at least at night that is.
 
Everyone a Happy Halloween!
 
Halve Maan. Doetinchem, Holland.
Cresent Moon Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Louzy Weather Veldhoek, Holland

It really was a louzy day yesterday, and although I did
paint this one last week in Leer (Germany) it give a very
good idea how thing where, ... nevertheless I had a great
day with the Pictura group in Veldhoek a very small village
in the rural outback of Gelderland.
 
Wat een weer. Leer Germany
(What a weather) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.