Monday, January 14, 2008

I've got my new Blue! Holland.

I experimented a little with a new color (for me that is)
Phthalo blue, ... and I like it a lot!
Not that it is just it, I have to get used to the strongness of this color.
It's a lot stronger than the cobalt blue I used normally.

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

It a complexed building, ... I had to smile a little
before I got started because it felt like a huge challenge.

( Hotel Molendal.)

I hope I pulled it off, ... what do you think?



I like the new blue look Rene.

You could also use it to paint some snow scenes in Canada :)

Cheers.... Andrew

rob ijbema said...

makes it look fresh!

Ed Terpening said...

you have simplified this beautifully,and your useof that color is perfectly restrained.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Looks like another winner Rene. Lots of mood in this.

René PleinAir said...

Wow, thank you all for the nice words!

Héé are you now living in Canada, I thought you where living in Vienna, ... :-S Canada, that a whole new area, never thought of it. But then again, Rob (Wales)is first.

Yeah it looks fresh doesnt it Rob, I like the broader opportunities it's giving.

Thanks you Ed, It a very fierce color this one, .. But with my whip I manege, ... ;-)

Thanks Cooper, the mood it only from the scene I reckon, I was way to excited about this new color.

Susan's Scribbles said...

I think you did a wonderful job.

Unknown said...

keep smiling you pulled off the building, the week vacation with your girlfriend did you a lot of good. I am an artist myself and I am admiring your paintings for at least 1/2 year. You are one of my favorite
your oils are sincere, unique to yourself with a lot of character an personality , they stand out on the daily painter group. It is good that you tried new colors,(phtalo blue) you never know where it may leed you. I see Cooper Dragonette another of my favorite agree with me. By the way thank you very much for bringing to my attention that painter from the Faroes Island Pol Skardenni His oils ore uncredibly beautiful and majestic.