Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Misschien volgend jaar." Loo, Holland.

A little quicky today, way too cold to stand still
for a long time beside a great lake.

"Misschien volgend jaar." Loo, Holland.
(Maybe next year.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

"IJzige morgen." Arnhem, Holland.

Man this was cold!!

10 minutes painting 5 minutes running, .... luckily I found
some shelter out of the wind, and there was some kind of stairway
that I used quite well, ... hehehe

"IJzige morgen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Ice morning.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy holidays!

Due to the holidays I guess I will be painting a bit less, ...
When I do I will upload them but then again, I am planning to
get out of town a few days as well, so no Internet connection for me.

Camilla Eriksson

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Dagje Houten." Houten, Holland.

It was my niece birthday today, but I couldn't resist to paint
there also, ....

"Dagje Houten." Houten, Holland.
(A day Houten.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Zooo grijs." Arnhem, Holland.

And the last one from Thursday, ...

"Zooo grijs." Arnhem, Holland.
(Sooo grey.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Hielkje." Arnhem, Holland.

As said the day before yesterday, I promised to show
one of the other work I made last Thursday.
I started this one even earlier, ... last Friday to be exact
but it went so dark so soon that I had to stop.
Luckily grey days never change so I could take it up
right where I left, ...

It's a bit abstract, but I do like that.
The line between real and abstract is always a strange and narrow one
and not only in plein air work.

Saw police men defending a Christmas-tree in Greece today,
who can imagine that for example?!
> Here <

"Hielkje." Arnhem, Holland.
(Hielkje.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Tegenover de boom." Westervoort, Holland.

It is fun, painting all kind of night scenes, nocturnes that is.
And I guess Holland is a good place to do it, very light polluted, ....

One of the great advantage is that the light hardly changes so everybody
who's asking what I am doing is a victim, because I am well dressed against
the cold, so after a few minutes you can see they are cooling down,
after another few minutes they try to end the chat, hehehe

I am bad, ... lol.

"Tegenover de boom." Westervoort, Holland.
(Facing the tree.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Koopavond." Arnhem, Holland.

Three today!!

I am posting the last one, maybe the rest tomorrow.
If you can wait that long hurry over to my website I would say.

"Koopavond." Arnhem, Holland.
(Shopping night.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Wilg en mist." westervoort, Holland.

At least it isn't a grey day, ...
Fog is nice to paint, all mysterious shapes and forms.
A bit tricky because you never know when it's going to lift,
if it does at all, ...

"Wilg en mist." Westervoort, Holland.
(Willow and fog.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

P.s. After reviewing the photos i took, I tweaked the painting a little,
tried to get a little more fog into it.

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Verlichte avond." Arnhem, Holland.

Its so soon night that there is only one thing to do, ... paint nocturnals!

Last time I wanted to paint this scene they didn't had the lights on,
but tonight they had, and there is even a Christmas tree, ... luck me!!

"Verlichte Avond." Arnhem, Holland.
(illuminated evening.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"School # II." Velp, Holland.

I passed this school so often, can't remember how many times that is,
but each time I thought "I have to paint it someday!"
Today was the day, ...

It's an old time school, many of these schools are already teared down
or out of commission, this is one of them, they only use it as teaching room
for art class or as studios for artist or something else.

Here it's an art class Atelier Creso named, they even have a website.

Atelier Creso.

"School #II." Velp, Holland.
(School #II.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Langs de IJssel." Westervoort, Holland.

Today's effort, ... a simple color exercise.

"Langs de IJssel." Westervoort, Holland.
(Along the IJssel.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Toch een beetje sneeuw." Doesburg, Holland.

It snowed the whole day today, but not real snow
just white stuff that melts right away when it hits the ground.
Pity, because I was in Doesburg, a very old city and what would be
more fun to paint then a very old town completely covered in a white

"Toch een beetje sneeuw." Doesburg, Holland.
(Even though a little bit of snow.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 08, 2008

"Morgenstrepen." Westervoort, Holland.

This was the scene I had in my mind a week ago
Not as spectacular as I had in mind, but well worth trying to paint.
Notice the little track on the right side, .. that's the same as
from the earlier painting together with the tree.

"Morgenstrepen." Westervoort, Holland.
(Morningstripes.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

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Friday, December 05, 2008

"Metaalbedrijf Misty." Arnhem, Holland.


Although this was done yesterday (been to busy today with other things)
It was very cold, ... even had to run up and down the shipyard to warm up a bit
several times.

"Metaalbedrijf Misty." Arnhem, Holland.
(Metal-yard Misty.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

"Erics boot." Arnhem, Holland

As promised, here the one from yesterday.
Erics boat, Eric is a fellow artist living and working
on his boat, he make lovely etches.
He invited me to travel to Nijmegen,
so with a little luck, I am going.

"Erics boot." Arnhem, Holland.
(Erics boat.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Here a work from him.

Eric Jansen.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

"Jij gaat mee." Arnhem, Holland.

My second one today, ... jippie!
It was a bit strange today starting awful grey
but once set up the Sun came through, ... I have no
idea if I like that or what?

Tomorrow the other one, or you can visit my website.

"Jij gaat mee." Arnhem, Holland.
(You are coming with me.) Oil on panel.
20 x 24 cm.

Monday, December 01, 2008

"Morgenpad." Westervoort, Holland.

Sometimes you have to siege the moment, ...
just paint and for most paint by memory, as today.

Within 15 to 30 minutes time the whole scene was gone
luckily I had taken some photos, but mostly it's done
by memory, ...

"Morgenpad." Westervoort, Holland.
(Morning path.) Oil on board.
22 x 30 cm.

First photo, ...



To be able to view these scenes, is just awesome, ... lucky me.