Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Kerkje van Jan." Holland.

Didn't had much time today, and I wanted to take it a little bit
easier today, ... sore muscles after those bike tours the last days.

So one in my own town, a view with a little church-top,
the church is sold to a fellow artist here in Westervoort,
that's why I called it:

"Kerkje van Jan."

"Kerkje van Jan." Westervoort, Holland.
(Jan's Church.)
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rainy day. Holland.

Just another rainy day.
Luckily I found a carport with a lovely view.

"Regendag in Ellecom." Ellecom, Holland.
(Rainy day in Ellecom.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30cm.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Just around the corner. Holland.

A lovely day today, lot of Sun and nice temps.
So I decided to take my X-country bike to get a little
further away, ...

In Wageningen I ran a flat, and not having anything with me
I had to leave my bike by a bike repair for a few hours.

No probs, hehehe.

"Net om het hoekje." Wageningen, Holland.
(Just around the corner.)
Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lambertikerk, Holland.

While rounding up last week effort I noticed that I haven't posted
this painting.
Painted in the early morning in Zelhem.

"De Lambertikerk." Zelhem, Holland.
(The Lambertichurch.)
Oil on board. 15 x 24 cm.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Watercolors Nijmegen.

Out with my girlfriend, to Nijmegen a large city nearby.
Maneged to squeeze out to watercolors.

"Nijmegen I" Nijmegen, Holland.
watercolor and Indian ink on 300 grms grey grained paper.
Aprox. A4 size.

"Nijmegen II"
watercolor and indian ink on 300 grms paper.
Aprox. A4 size.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Groessen, Holland.

It's again old fashion grey here in Holland.
And windy as well, ... I hate wind, everything moves.
This one was very hard to do, .. you want so much to get some
details but the wind doesn't allow it, ... aah well I sneaked some
in at home. ;-)

"Groessen." Groessen, Holland.
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

After that I noticed a ditch by an old stone furnish, ...
so that was a bit better although it was starting to
get very muddy at the end, ....

"Panoven." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Stone furnish.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nijmansedijk. Holland.

After that lovely day yesterday, I gave myself a little day off.
Maintenance on my painting equipment ect. So no new painting
but one from yesterdays painting trip to Zelhem.

"Nijmansedijk." Zelhem, Holland.
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Behind the trees. Holland.

Again a great day, ...
and a great walk around Zelhem, a little town in Gelderland.
Maneged to paint three paintings, ... this one is the second.

"Achter de bomen." Zelhem, Holland.
(Behind the trees.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thanks for the lift

Zutphen, Holland.

Went today to Zutphen, ...
My girl went shopping and I went painting, a reward full day.

Here is one of the two I maneged to paint.

Tomorrow I go to Zelhem, a little farm town deep in the Provence here.

"Zutphen." Zutphen, Holland. sold.
Oil on board 20 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Poseidon is watching." Holland.

A great morning today, ...
Made this one almost at the same spot as

"Poseidon kijkt toe." Arnhem, Holland.
(Poseidon is watching.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Last one from Utrecht. Holland.

So here is the last one from Utrecht, ... a nice little alley
Just around the corner of the great church tower "De Domtoren."

"De Hofpoort." Utrecht, Holland.
(The Garden-gate)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

I am off for a few day, ... a little holiday, maybe I post something maybe not
anyway have a good time, everybody!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Utrecht II Holland.

I've got some photo's from my friend while I was painting,
always fun to see, ....

But first the painting, ... to be honest I tweaked it a little
today, ... bit more contrast, and of course the bikes.

"Donderdagmorgen praatje." Utrecht, Holland.
(Thursday morning chat.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

And of course the photo she made, ... "Roelien thanks!"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

UTRECHT!! Holland.

A great day today!
Met an old girlfriend/artist in Utrecht and made three paintings
This one was the last one, .. you can see the so called "Domtoren"

A great day indeed, ... thank you Roelien!

"Nieuwegracht." Utrecht, holland.
(New channel.)
Oil on board. 15 x 24 cm.

"The red car." Holland.

This is one from yesterday, because I had to do
some jobs at home, .... soo here you are.

Tomorrow I am gonna meet a friend in Utrecht, that's
gonna be a nice painting day, hope I am able to post some
of them tomorrow.

Till then.

"De rode auto." Ellecom, Holland.
(The red car.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Biking along Zevenaar." Holland.

Also made this weekend, ... such a marvelous weather it was.
Slowly the grey is returning, you can see it as a thick blanket
getting nearer and nearer, ... tomorrow every thing will be Dutch grey again.

"Fietstocht langs Zevenaar." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Biketour along Zevenaar.)
Oil on board 20 x 24 cm.

Monday, February 11, 2008

SPRING!! Holland.

It's unbelievable warm for this time of year, .. normally it should be 5 or 6 deg. C. but today, as for last weekend it was 10 to 15 deg. C. I read somewhere that in 1968 the drove across the IJsselmeer (a small sea here in the middle of my country) with cars!! Anyhow the forecast is that the temps will be going back to normal the oncoming days.

"Lente!"Didam, Holland.
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Back from shopping. Holland.

Back from our bike tour, in fact we visited my dad
and stayed there overnight. Made this one just a few
blocks away from his home, ... besides a parking lot,
and being late in the day everybody came back from shopping, ...

"Terug van winkelen." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Back from shopping.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sunbathing house, Holland.

It's a start of a great weekend, Sun, Sun and again Sun.
So I am off with my girl for a bike tour this weekend.

This one's also from yesterday.

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

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Morning at Looveer. Holland.

Despite Rob's forecast, it was GORGEOUS weather today!!
I decided to go out asap. because I knew this scene and wanted
to give it a try "Contre-Joure.

"Morgen bij Looveer." Huissen, Holland.
Morning at Looveer.) sold
Oil onboard :-) 20 x 24 cm.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Achter het hek. Holland.

Finally some Sunshine!!
Man is that a treat, .. I almost would thank
Rob for it, sending those Sun-rays this way.

"Achter het hek." Groessen, Holland.
(Behind the fence.)
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Another rainy day. Holland.

And again a rainy day, ... I almost can't take it anymore, .. awful.
On the other hand, it gives very nice scenes, people don't disturb
you so much, and it's a bit better then just grey weather.

"Weer een regendag." Arnhem, Holland.
(Another rainy day.)
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Btw. I noticed that a great artist and friend of mine is going to stop blogging!
I think many of my readers also knew Bart Westgeest blog Ilandscape.
Such a pity because many of his posting are/where great fun to read.

Bart, I whish you all the best!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

De twee bomen. Holland

No new painting today, ... it was much too rainy, windy and who knows whats out there even more, ...
Good time to prepare some panels for the oncoming spring and summer!

So an "old" painting from last year, ....

"De twee bomen." Oosterbeek, Holland.
(The two trees.)
Oil on board 22 x 24 cm.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Rijnhaven, Holland.

Two today, ... the first one (the oil) I did the
last, ...just before the Sun sets it came through the
clouds, after a morning of rain, ...

Tomorrow rain an grey weather again, ... I am soo sick of that.

"Rijnhaven II" Arnhem, Holland.
(Rhine harbour Arnhem)
Oil on board. 22 x 30 cm.

"Rijnhaven" Arnhem, Holland.
(Rhine harbour Arnhem.)
Watercolor on 300 grms. Grey grained paper.
approx. 22 x 30 cm.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Just before carnaval. Holland.

Carnaval is starting here in Holland,
For 3 days everybody is feasting and having fun wit lots of beer
and silly music. I made this watercolor just before it all started
so no people yet.

"Net voor carnaval." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Just before Carnaval.)
Watercolor on 300 grms grey grained paper.
Aprox. 18 x 24 cm.

Carnaval Holland.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Church of Westervoort. Holland.

So here you have it, our main church of my home town.
I saw it last time I painted in this area that it looks
nice in the winter, .. you can't see it so well in other

"Kerkje van Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
(Church of Westervoort.) sold.
Oil on board. 22 x 30 cm.