Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The cross. Holland.

Weird, I don't know why I went inside this cemetery
but this was a great view, so I went for it.

"Het kruis." Zevenaar, Holland.
(The cross.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

While painting a black woman came and started to speak to
me in English, what I was doing and if I did it for fun and so on.
After a while she went along her own way, but then she came back
and said that she had to say that I had to reflect even more of my
own into my work, at least that was what she heard. I asked what
she mend and she repeated her statement, and said that she had to
leave it by that, .... weird. But somewhere it felt soo friendly
so comforting. She could be a friend, that's how it felt, .... weird.


Lori McNamara said...

She was a ghost Rene, they always speak in riddles! Hehehe! Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

I like the painting, well done composition.

René PleinAir said...

She was so real as me and you Lori, although thinking about it today and yesterday, maybe I am getting paranoia. :-O

Peter Yesis said...

Are you sure she was real? Maybe she was a art angel sent to give you a critique. You are right though, this type of thing never happens indoors. Great painting!

René PleinAir said...

Peter you are making me scared!!

The most odd thing I found was that she started in English, ...
such a little village, and then an even smaller cemetery. Later on she talked Dutch, .... but why did she start in English?!?!?! She was Real, I sure of that but I kept thinking of her a lot.

Chris Ousley said...

Nice composition. Graveyards are interesting places.

Anonymous said...

Some people are blessed with the gift to give other people messages sometimes (from the other side).
There's nothing scary about that, it's just very beautiful that this happened to you like this.
Why she started in english I don't understand. That IS pretty strange.
But I think you should focus more on the message itself, instead of figuring out why and how, etc.
Greetz, Brenda.

rob ijbema said...

yup go a bit wild rene
don't have to be so nice all the time...

i've been doing more studio than plein air at the moment,nature is so impressive,trying too hard to copy...in the studio i can put more of me in the painting...