Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Utrecht, Holland.

Here an other one from my "Utrecht" day.
Utrecht has a nice little water running through it,
with all kinds of little bars and restaurants, .. on the Sunny
side that is, ... so on the other side it's nice and quiet.

"Aan het water." Utrecht, Holland.
(Beside the water.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Dom die dom." Holland.

Bit to exhausted to write a little,
so I just post one of today's effort.
As you can see I spent my day in Utrecht.

"Dom die dom." Utrecht, Holland.
(Dom di dom.) Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Monday, April 28, 2008

"Kant nog wal" Holland.

Again one from the harbour near Arnhem.

I painted this one on the gangway from the ship I painted
a few month ago, ... > here <

"Kant nog wal" Arnhem, Holland.
(Shore nor ship.)Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Captain Thijs." Holland.

It wasn't a paint out what I was thinking about, .. more a meeting of
artists who wanted to do something about or with this area that's gonna change
a lot soon. They are planning to build a concrete-factory here.

I am not so much of an demonstrator I am more a painter trying to make people
aware of all the nice stuff surrounding them.

The title refers to that little orange spot, on the little boat, with the artists
on it. Thijs the son of the guy who invited me was standing at front just like a
real captain.

"Kapitein Thijs." Arnhem, Holland.
(Captain Thijs.)Oil on board 18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"The rower." Holland.

Welcome to the grey world of eastern Holland, .... hehehe.
It's a bit difficult to get going again here, .. but I've found this
nice scene, and while painting it a fellow came rowing and invited
me to a paint-out this Saturday in the same area, ... so what do you want more?!

"De roeier." Arnhem, Holland.
(The rower.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

C&C always welcome, ... thanks for watching!

Monday, April 21, 2008

"Patchwork." Holland.

Due that I want to get my car ready for the summer,
I am unable to paint for a few days, so I post the other
work i made in "the west"

"Lappendeken." Noordwijk, Holland.
(Patchwork.) Oil on board. 22 x 30cm.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Irrigating colors. Holland.

Here the third one of my trip to the west-side of Holland.
Unbelievable that the are irrigating, while living 5 meters under Sea level!
anyway, it gave a nice focusing point.

"Kleuren sproeien." Noordwijk, Holland.
(Irrigating colors.)
Oil on board. 22 x 30 cm.

Tweaked it a bit at home, ....

C&C always welcome.
Thanks for watching!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

"Rode morgen." Holland.

So here an other from "De Bollenstreek" made in the morning,

"Rode morgen." Noordwijkerhout, Holland.
(Red morning.) Oil on board. 22 x 30 cm.

It's soo hard to get the colors right, when they keep changing so
fast, from deep red to bright orange and form almost dark to almost
white, ... and that also nearby as well as in the distance.

The other great problem was the direction, towards the Sun everything
except red changes somewhat in a grey color, and with the Sun everything
is sooo bright and of course your palette is in full light. Umbrella's won't work
because it's nearby see so there is much to much wind.

Tomorrow more.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Not one tulip in sight. Holland.

Just back form a few days painting in the west of Holland.
the so called "Bollenstreek" Guess it has to do something
with all those bulbs they are growing over there, ....

It has been a exhausting few days, ... but I learned sooo much.

Here a sneak preview, the other 5 will follow soon.

"Kijkend naar De Zilk." Ruigenhoek, Holland.
(Looking towards De Zilk.)
Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm.

Monday, April 14, 2008

"De eerste tulpjes." Holland.

The first bulbs are blooming, in this part of Holland.
On the other side it's spectacular, so end of this
week I am heading that way.

"De eerste tulpjes." Groessen, Holland.
(The first tulips.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

"Lente maken." Holland.

It's almost spring, ... everything is turning green.
This painting is made on a special place, called
"Hof te Dieren."
You can visit them (online) > Here <

"Lente maken." Dieren, Holland.
(Making spring.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Few more from my trip. Holland.

As promised, here some more work from my trip.
I tweaked these a bit, exaggerated the light here and there.
and tried to get the mood a bit more to how I felt it should be,
or was at the time I painted it.

"Markt." Grave, Holland.
(Market.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

"Regenkerk." Uden, Holland.
(Rainychurch.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

"Rond de kerk." Herpen, Holland.
(Around the church.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

BACK!! Holland.

And I had a GREAT time, much work and lots of new spots discovered.
the great thing about it is, that's it is so near. So I have a new
pool of painting just around the corner! A great spot to visit in autumn

Her a small selection of the work, some other work I have to tweak a bit
before putting it online, that's because I mainly was painted in the rain.

"Avondlicht." Scahijk, Holland.
(Evening-light.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

"Hoofdstraat Schaijk." Schaijk, Holland.
(Main-street Schaijk.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

"IJzer." Schaijk, Holland.
(Steel.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm. Sold. (by this firm. :-D )

"Het andere Velp." Velp, Holland.
(That other Velp.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

As said I have some more work, ... later!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Last for a few day. Holland

So that's it I am off for a few days, ...

Rent a cabin in Schaijk again to paint,
and I'll be back Sunday, ... hopefully with some new work.

This one from yesterday afternoon, almost at sunset.
Tweaked it a bit in my studio to emphasize the light a little more.

"Namiddag bij de kerk." Westervoort, Holland.
(Afternoon near the church.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Bye for now!