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.


rob ijbema said...

my turn to say wowowow!
love this one Rene,
the tower is spot on especially the sky reflected in the shadow side,the suggested details on the front and the towering perspective
you should be happy with this one!

René PleinAir said...

Héé Rob, thanks.
You know the blueish color in the
shadows side is from Lee, ... he showed that he started painting with cobalt blue, .. I discovered that it's much easier to get the sky correct that way, because all the sketching lines disappear with the block in of the sky color. The blueish glow is a treat, ... so thanks Lee!

rob ijbema said...

i see,
all hail to lee!

rob ijbema said...

sometimes i use blue to draw,sometimes orange or purple,depending on the light