Monday, December 31, 2007

Tot volgend jaar! Holland.

First of all:


No painting today, for that matter
no painting for this year also, and
even worse, no paintings for this week either.

I am off for a few day, ... rented a cabin together with
my girlfriend, hehehe.

Everybody, have a nice "Oud & Nieuw" I will be back
next weekend, ... I am taking my painting stuff with
me so I reckon that I have some paintings to show.

Take care!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas everybody!

Just to stay on the radar, ... a painting
from a few days ago.

Take care.

"Decembermorgen." Ellecom, Holland.
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

"The Triple." Holland.

A little painting made in Houten, a town
near Utrecht that's a large city in the middle
of Holland.

The snow is gone together with the fog, ...
pity though, although during these day's many
people visit their relatives, and you don't need
snow, fog or freezing rain or glaze with that.

"De Drieling." Houten, Holland.
(The Triple) sold.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

"Winterchurch." Holland.

One from yesterday also.
It was way to beautiful today to paint, ....
you can imagine what the milkiness here on this
painting and the deepfreez temps at night has done
to the country, .... much too much.
Even to try to paint that!

"Winterkerk." Arnhem, Holland.
Oil on board 18 x 24 cm.

Friday, December 21, 2007

"Winterwonderland." Holland.

Very strange, in Westervoort there was only frost on the
tree branches but while biking to Arnhem (an neighboring city)
it started to snow, .... and everything turned white!!

Made this one right in the middle of that town.

"Winterwonderland." Arnhem, Holland.
Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm. sold.

Here a photo from that building:

(photo from:

Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Walk around the block." Holland.

It was very milky this morning,
all around frost, .. great views.

Cold though.

"Blokje om." Westervoort, Holland.
(Walk around the block.)
Oil on board 18 x 24 cm.

My setup.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"For the gate." Holland.

The first thing that came into my mind when I saw this scene
was the posting from Marc Hanson 'Angel Frost'

Although I can't tip that, it was great fun to paint.

"Voor het hek." Duiven, Holland.
(For the gate.)
Oil on board 18 x 24 cm.

After that I had to do some shopping and when
leaving the shop, I saw the next scene, ... just couldn't resist.

"Tegenlicht restauratie." Velp, Holland.
(Restoration against the light.)
Oil on board. 16 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"There goes the train." Holland.

Still much too cold to get out for a long time.
So I made this little "quickie" in my home town.

"Daar gaat de trein." Westervoort, Holland.
(There goes the train.)
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Freezing cold. Holland.

Way too cold to stand somewhere for two hours or so,
at least this morning that was, during the day the Sun
got through and the temps increased a little, that was the
moment to paint. Before that I made some sketches with
a matchstick and Indian ink, ... at home I colored them
in with watercolor.

"Op naar Millingen." Pannerden, Holland.
(Going to Millingen.)
Oil on board. 24 x 40 cm.

"Het sein." Pannerden, Holland.
(The sign.)18 x 24 cm.
Indian ink and Watercolor on 300 grms. paper.

"Millingen." Pannerden, Holland.
(Millingen.)18 x 24 cm.
Indian ink and Watercolor on 300 grms. paper.

"Natuur mulchen." Pannerden, Holland.
(Mulching nature.)18 x 24 cm.
Indian ink and Watercolor on 300 grms. paper.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Last River-painting for the weekend. Holland.

Not completely the river, just a side of it.
It's still high water though and next week
they forecast heavy frost,.... mjammie who know
is it possible to paint some winter-wonderlands?!!!

"IJsseldijkerwaard." Westervoort, Holland.
Oil on board. 24 x 40 cm!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Only sky II Holland.

Still High water around here, and I just had to
siege this moment. I reckoned that the ferry was
running again, but it wasn't, so that left me with
a huge bike tour, painting along the way home.

"Koningspleij." Huissen, Holland.
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

"IJsseldijkerwaard." Westervoort, Holland.
Oil on board. 16 x 24 cm.

"Meinderswijk." Arnhem, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Only sky. Holland.

As I said, high tide around here, after the rainy days lately.
Its fun painting and it doesn't take long, ... cold though.

"Hoogwater." Loo, Holland.
(High tide.)
Oil on board. 10 x 24 cm.

A detail.

"Alleen maar lucht." Loo, Holland.
(Only sky.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Old barn. Holland.

I biked away this morning to paint the high tide here,
it has rained so much lately that the river is very high
at the moment. But I found myself in an old barn used for
repairing lorries (I think) for a sand-excavation site.

"Uiteinde." Havikerwaard, Ellecom, Holland.
(One way out.)
Oil on board. 24 x 24 cm.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Wheels!!! U.K.

I just discovered that Rob IJbema has a great article on the
front page of the Wheels section in Canada's largest daily newspaper.

Car a day weblog.

Rob, congratulations!!

Changing and refurbishing my studio.

Started to change and refurbish my studio.
I worked for a long time quite large
(90 x 120 cm. as a common size.)You can understand
by making canvases that size and framing them and so on
it takes a whole different studio than what I need now
when paint plein air. So time to change some things!
Clean, and paint some cabinets and redecorate some.

I also found some "old" work, ... so my weblog will
continue a bit. Starting off with a nocturnal one,
made by the river Rhine looking towards Arnhem.

"Arnhem bij nacht." Arnhem, Holland.
(Arnhem at night.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

X-mas is starting. Holland.

Sinterklaas (Judith describes this feast beautifully)
hasn't left Holland yet, and all
people are buying X-mas trees already!

Aah well I give a nice scene for me to paint.

"De eerste kerstbomen." Westervoort, Holland.
(The first X-mas trees.)
Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sawmill De Horst II, Holland.

I chickend out today, hehehe.
No not really, because this was an open barn.
I decided to paint here because it's such a nasty weather.
Heavy wind + rain!
Wind, that 's something I hardly can bear, ....

"Houtzagerij De Horst II " Duiven, Holland.
(Sawmill "De Horst II") sold.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Btw. "I am tagged!" by Heidi Malott

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Five facts that will be hard, .. what are facts?? Ah well I give it a try.

1. I quite smoking last february and still don't smoke!
2. I am addicted to choclatemilk.
3. In the past I painted abstract landscapes quiet big. (90 x 120 cm.)
4. I don't like sports, with no exception. although I bike a lot.
5. (Secretly) I don't like Westervoort at all, ... don't tell anyone!!

Tag your it: (sorry if you already have been)

1.Rob IJbema - Painting Wales diary
2.J. Nijholt-Strong - Kats in Klompen
3.Jiddje - Fresh from the easel
4.Leslie Sealey - Texas Painter Leslie Sealey
5.Brigitte - Weblog Brigitte