Thursday, November 29, 2007

No polar bear blood in me, ... Holland.

Peter Yesis thought I had some polar bear blood in me,
Today I knew I hadn't!

I learned Lesson # 38454,..... aah I don't know anymore!!

One thing is sure, don't paint under a bridge to avoid rain.
I stood there for almost two hours, my tripod tied to my bike to be sure that
the whole set up wasn't to be blown away, .... but men what's that cold!!

"Berekoud!!" "Stervenskoud!" "Waterkoud!", ... to name a few Dutch word for it.

Anyway this is the result, luckily the fogy/haziness disappeared on one moment,
that was for me the reason to rush home for a cup of warm choco.

"Naar school." Duiven, Holland.
(Going to shool.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Oow yeah, "Steenkoud!" (Thanks Rob.)


Ed Terpening said...

I think it may have been Scott Lloyd Anderson who gave me some great tips for staying warm in the cold. One was to take chemical heat packs and place them in your skull cap. He also knew of other packs that fit in your gloves. Either way, it's tough business!

René PleinAir said...

Wow that's a nice artist Ed,
thank you for mentioning him! Indeed keeping warm isn't so difficult, but I didnt realize that it would be such a "wind tunnel" I have some hand warmers, metal boxes with a little burning charcoal in them, works very nice. The main thing I discovered is keeping you feet warm, when you getting cold feet your home very soon.

Thanks again for the visit.

Sally said...

Good for you Rene, out in the elements...this must be the mark of a true determined plein air artist....sadly I am a wimp when it comes to painting outdoors in the cold and wet.

Mineke Reinders said...

This brings back memories of cycling to school on those "ijskoude" days, thank you for braving the elements to capture this...