Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Over het inlaatwerk." Westevoort, Holland.

Today it was my self called "Morris-day" that means maintenance
on my old Morris Minor (build in 1968) It's turning out to a complete
restoration though, but I have time on my side so in shouldn't matter.

Luckily I made one more painting yesterday, near home.
Its a structure made during the cold war, and was mend to slow down
the USSR army when they should invade The Netherlands. The plan was
to block the Rhine, IJssel and so on to flood a huge area with an certain
level of water, ... not too much otherwise they could use boats, and not
to low otherwise vehicles could drive through. This is the inlet part of
the structure, you should imagine that there where many more along the river
so most part of The Netherland would be protected by it.

"Over het inlaatwerk." Westervoort, Holland.
(Over the Inlet.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

More info about the so called "IJsselline ----- > overthere <


Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Nice. and a story to go with it.

Celeste Bergin said...


Keith Tilley said...

It just goes to show that, when you see values and colours and shapes, even ugly things can make good subjects.

Liza Hirst said...

Great - the beautiful grass and water in contrast to the structure!