Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Rijnkade Arnhem. Holland.

Not my best work, but still a nice practice.

Rijnkade Arnhem. Holland.
Oil on board. 7 x 9"

Monday, January 29, 2007

The Gatekeepers.

A lovely day today, even some Sun.
"De Poortwachters." Rijnstrangen.
Oud Zevenaar. Holland.
Oil on board. 9 x 12"
I called it the Gatekeepers because this area is called
"De Gelderse Poort." (The Gelderse Gate.) A name for
the area where the Rhine flows into the Netherlands.
I find those old trees are just the right keepers for this little gate.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

New shoes.

didn't had much time today, ... some shopping.
While doing that, my old shoes broke.
I can fix them, maybe tomorrow.

Anyway i had a 20 minutes sketch
to draw my "Brand New Shoes!"
Not for sale.

Friday, January 26, 2007

De Pals, Westervoort.

Stayed close to home today,

"De Pals" Westervoort, Holland.
Oil on board. 7 x 9"
This is probably the most beautiful neighborhood in my little town.
Also the most painted i reckon, all the people who came watching told me that.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Drielse sluizencomplex. Holland.

I've no idea how to translate that, .... "sluis"
A kind of waterlock but then VERY large :-P

Drielse sluizencomplex, Holland.
Oil on board. 12 x 15"

I even found a photo on Internet take from more
or less the same spot:

So here you are, i don't making these things up. ;-)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Rabbits-play in two colours.

Never i saw so much rabbits in a field as today, ....
"Rabbits-play in two colours." Velp. Holland.
Oil on board. 7 x 9"
Palette: Ultrm. blue and Burnt Sienna. + Titanium white.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Spoiled coffee.

Never spoil coffee in a waterproof painting bag!!!
It will ruin your canvas-boards,
and painting mood and so on.
"Morningmist with coffee." Westervoort.
Oil (and coffee) on board. 9 x 12"
I found the scene to great to waste it, so i just painted
it over the coffee stains, ..... :-S

Monday, January 22, 2007

First plein air watercolor!

So i tried it, don't even know how much it takes that the paint dries, .....
When used to oils this seems to takes ages!!

Pleyroute Arnhem.
7 x 10" Watercolor on 160 grm. paper.

Maybe watercolors aren't such a fine idea in wetlands?!
At least not between showers i think. I will try it again
when its sunny and shiny weather, together with a real
easel, .....

Friday, January 19, 2007

Band sawmill "De Horst." Holland.

Today something different ... a challenge too.

Band sawmill "De Horst." Duiven. Holland
Oil on board. 9 x 9"

Thanks guys, it was great fun! :-D
Not for sale.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Heavy storm!

(photo from D vd. Meer)

No painting today, there was sooo much wind!
I hardly dared to go outside.
They even called it a CRISIS around here!

I took my time to update my website for a change


Have a look! ;-)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Main road Westervoort.

A lovely day to get out,
they forecast heavy wind tomorrow, .... again!!
This is THE MAIN road through my little town,
you can see the little church our main eye catcher
and also the train bridge that runs over the IJssel .
Westervoort hasn't got a train station, at least not yet,
they are thinking/talking about it though.

"Dorpstraat II."Westervoort. Holland.
Oil on board. 7 x 9"

Friday, January 12, 2007

Road through my little town.

Today finally some SUN and now rain or wind, ..... YEAH!!
Didn't dear to go too far though, so stayed in
my own little town. This is/was the MAIN road
through it, .... lol.
"Dorpstraat." Westervoort. Holland.
Oil on board. 7 x 9"

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Waving trees II.

Today the weather forecast prognoses: winds to 100 - 120 km/hr.
So not much for plein air painting, unless it's a air-traffic company.
I stayed @ home, and made a watercolor of the last plein air work.

"Waving trees II"
Oud Zevenaar. Holland.
Watercolor. 9 x 9"

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Finally i had gone out!! but what a wind ( 7-8 bft.)
That exhausting, especially when you have to bike back
a few miles, .... aah well, ...... a great day!
"Waving trees." Oud Zevenaar. Holland.
Oil on board. 9 x 12"

Monday, January 08, 2007

Last for a while.

This will be the last watercolor for now, ....
I am urging to get out, the weather wasn't that bad today,
and tomorrow it should be even better, ... better then i am at least.
Any way im of tomorrow for the real stuff , ..... plein air in oil!!
Today did again a little watercolor, from an plein air work.

" Way to no where."
A4 format watercolor on paper.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Lessons to be learned.

Wauw, slowly i it feels a little more something for me,
watercolor, .......... One new thing to be learned,
is NOT to mix to much in front,
let the paint do it's work and mix on the paper.

watercolor on paper, A4.

I don't use enough colors i think, on the other hand
im not so much of a color-man, ..... i guess.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

# 7

Still struggling with values, ....
Watercolors are soo different.
And the Dutch landscapes are sooo grey,
... somehow they do or don't match, those two.

A4 format on 300 grms paper.
Again one from a "old" plein air work done last year.

Friday, January 05, 2007

# 6.

Went back a to some colour,
trying to get some more value in it.
Lessons to be learned, .... values, values, values.
And use a BIG brush as much and long as you can.
Ow, and i use a little Indian ink on this one!
Any way here is the result:

Again one from a plein air work done last year.
I like to work from plein air work,
it gives, .. euhm some kind of peace.
Not for sale.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

# 5.

Bart suggested to use only one colour to
getting more feel for values and so.

Nou bart je hebt gelijk hoor.


# 4

Tired and late, ..... I'm off.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Second and third.

Still practising, ..... I'm also still not completely recovered and outside it's
I don't know how to translate that,
in any case it's no fun to be outside.

# 2


Monday, January 01, 2007

First of many.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everybody!!
One of the things i want to get into this year is painting with watercolors.
Did some tweaks today @home, ....... hope it's getting somewhere.
Watercolor #1