Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lost and found. Holland.

I painted this a few days ago, and just found
it again, ... hehehe. It was made during the time
my car was in the garage and I walked around.

"De Boleemweg." Duiven, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.(Sold.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The tallest tree. Holland.

Here in Westervoort we had a little monastery in the past,
after that it was for a long time some sort of cultural building,
and now they renovated it completely.
Besides the building are standing three of the tallest trees
in Westervoort their even taller then the local church!

Anyway it was a lovely spot to paint, great fun!

"De grootste boom." Westervoort, Holland.
(The tallest tree.) Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm.

To give an idea of the building:

"Het klooster." Westervoort, Holland.

Monday, June 25, 2007

"Beside the fence." Holland.

Today I wanted to go to castle Middagten
but there came all kind of stuff in between,
so I only maneged to paint this little panel,
from a little farm. On red because
I first made a underground of Sienna and Cadm. red.

Hope you like it.

"Langs het hek." De Steeg, Holland.
(Beside the fence.) Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Friday, June 22, 2007


YESSSS my car has passed the exam.
And yesssss I did get outside and paint!

This one, is a view of a parkinglot besides
the A12 highway to Germany called Aalburgen.

"Parkeerplaats Aalburgen." Duiven, Holland.
(Parkinglot Aalburgen.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

With a little luck.

"With out title." Oil on canvas.
90 x 120 cm.

Not many of you know that I 've painted a lot
abstract landscapes small ones, and big ones.
That all changed when I discovered plein air
painting .... and some nasty experience with art.
Anyway I thought I show some and with a
little luck I have some new work tomorrow.

Plein air, ..... that is!

"Without title."
Oil on paper. 10 x 15 cm.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Still busy.

Because I am still very busy with my car,
again an older painting "out the old box."

"Het Hazenakker." Oosterbeek, Holland.
Oil on board. 22 x 30 cm.

For those people who don't know What a Morris Minor Van
is, here some photo's of my car, ....

On holiday, with my girl.


Monday, June 18, 2007

"Uit de oude doos." From the old shoebox.

Been a little too busy this week, ......
My old car (A Morris Minor from 1968) has to be examined Friday.
So too much on my mind and to much to do.

Luckily I am not always post every painting I paint,
so here is one "from the old box."
"De overgang." Velp, Holland.
(The passage.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Little bike path. Holland.

Holland is famous of it many bike path everywhere
all over the country there are bike roads, from town
to town beside busy highways and through towns
and little villages as well.

One of them is this one, in Velp.
Just big enough for two people on bikes.

"Het fietspaadje." Velp, Holland.
(Little bike path.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Rainy weather today though, .....

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Little corner. Holland.

Just outside Westervoort there is
a very small community garden,
where people grow there vegetables and flowers.
This is one of those little gardens in it and I just
had to paint this one with all those
"Klaprozen" and "Slaapmutsjes" (:-P )

Hope you enjoy this one as much I did painting it.

"Het hoekje." Westervoort,Holland.
(Little corner.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Zomers buitje. Holland

Today I stayed a little closer to home,
just on the other side of the dike there
are some pools, they where created by
flushing water from the river IJssel
where the dike broke in the past,
the dike runs around them and there
are lovely fishing spots also, very deep water,
and some of them are used as swimming
pool as well in the summer.

This ones not:

"Zomers buitje." Westervoort, Holland.
(Summer shower.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Landhuis Angerenstein. Holland

It's like painting Sunsets the whole day
soooo exhausting, at least it's very comforting
to paint again.

"Landhuis Angerenstein." Arnhem, Holland.
(Real-estate Angerenstein.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

I even found a photo from the same spot online !!
A lovely park, see for your self.

Take care.

Monday, June 11, 2007

The entrance. Holland.

It's hard, very hard, to paint.
My shoulder hurts, my heart hurts
the worlds a little sallow .
The one thing that heartwarming
is all the nice and comforting words
everybody wrote in the comments
thank you, thank you very much for that!

"De oprit." Loo, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Thank you Larry!!!

After hearing AND seeing Larry's

"Painting in Upper Michigan"


Or his weblog:

I just had to order his CDs and what a joy it is
to listen to his heartwarming guitar-play.
It's light and sad in one go, but also comforting, ....
just what I needed the last days

Thank you Larry.

You can have a look at Larry's Musician Side!

Friday, June 01, 2007

First after.

As I told in the reaction in my latest blog,
it has been an exhausting week.
Yesterday it was a beautiful but also
very sad day during the cremation ceremony,
and today it's a little odd to getting on with live.
I've found this little waterlilies
during one of my bike tours the last days
(getting some fresh air once and again)
an thought today just try,
it couldn't harm if it's not working out,

so here you are my first after.

"De eerste juweeltjes." Westervoort, Holland.
(The first after.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.