Friday, November 27, 2009

"Laatste licht." Arnhem, Holland.

Okay okay I tweaked it a little today and maybe a little too much.
But hey, it was getting darker and darker, and with no extra
light with me, I just had to call it a day.

"Laatste licht" Arnhem, Holland.
(Last light.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Klaar voor kerstmis." Dudok, Arnhem.

As I told yesterday, a nocturnal.
It's funny that you discover such a town completely
different, where are the possibilities where are the lovely
spots. The greatest thing is that much of the clutter is not
visible, together with your own choices it's much easier is one
way. But still it's always a surprise what your dragging home.

"Klaar voor kerstmis." Dudok, Arnhem, Holland.
(Ready for Christmas.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Wyborgh." Westervoort, Holland.

One of the first building when you enter Westervoort.
Build in completely with all kinds of shops and traffic,
that's one of the good thing of plein air, you can leaf those
things out!

Heading of for a nocturnal now,..

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"De Waag." Arnhem, Holland.

What's more fun to do when you having your birthday
then the thing you love the most, ...

Painting that is for me!

So here you go raising my brushes for the upcoming year,
and to all fellow painters who did send me so much best wishes.

Thank you all so much!

"De Waag." Arnhem, Holland.
(De Waag.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Wat een dag." Velp, Holland.

Foul weather over here,
but as Antony Bridge from The said

"Its better to feel the weather and paint."

And he's right, you feel soo alive,
with the rain and wind in your face.

"Wat een dag." Velp, Holland.
(What a day.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Musis." Arnhem, Holland.

Painted sketched this building soo often, but
its still a lovely building to paint.

Last Friday I gave it an other go, ...

"Musis." Arnhem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

I made a sketch from the same point, last summer,

"Musis." Arnhem, Holland.
Sepia with match stick on 300 grms paper.

"Musis." Arnhem

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Watching the cows." Arnhem, Holland.

Passen op de koeien." Sonsbeek, Arnhem, Holland.
(Watching the cows.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

what a strange title, you probably would think!?
But when you look closely you can see that little fellow
laying on the grass watching the cows, ... it's really there
that little fellow and it's an artwork as well, some sort
of Fido dido, ...

In real it's an artwork from Alain Sechas, an France artist who made this sculpture
called "Lazy King"

Foto: Hans Broekhuizen.

I like it, it's funny and definitely gives you a happy feeling
seeing him lying around in the most beautifulest park in my area.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"In de steigers." Nijmegen, Holland.

Finally made it outside again, Nijmegen this time.
Together wit Jos van Riswick a great still life painter.

Nijmegen is a very old city, and it wasn't easy to find a nice
spot, they tend to end in some sort of "Anton Pieck" paintings often.
Not that that's so bad, but not what I intended.

"In de steigers." Nijmegen, Holland.
(scaffolding Nijmegen.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Jos bedankt, het was weer vanouds gezellig.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Houtskoolschets Everzwijn

After that awesome video demo from Sadie J.Valeri I just had to
try, ... not easy, not easy at all!!

Thanks Sadie for the nice video and postings, and inspiration!!

"Everzwijn." Houtskool.
(Wild boar)Charcoal.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Two today

Today's effort,

I love those big cities with beautiful light everywhere.
You could paint for ages!!

"De Wacht bij nacht." Arnhem, Holland.
(The Watch by night.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

"Ingang Sonsbeek." Arnhem, Holland.
(Entrance Sonsbeek."

(Think I am gonna tweak that little cafe a bit, the bike has such huge tires!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Alles grijs." Westervoort, Holland.

Everything is grey around here, no shadows, no light, no colours
just grey, ....

Hopefully it will change soon, the good part is that you can paint
the more complexer scenes, the light isn't gonna change anyway.

"Alles grijs." Westervoort, Holland.
(Everything's grey.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Kijkend naar de Waag." Deventer, Holland.

Been to Deventer yesterday. A lovely city between Zutphen and Zwolle.
A old city as well, with lots of narrow streets and a huge marketplace.

De Waag (that's where the statue is looking at) is an old building
where the weight witches in the old days, Holland was quiet and authority
and many people came here and in other cities with "Waag" buildings
to let them self weight, even from Germany!
You got an certificate too proof that you weren't a witch.
Not that we believed in witches but it was good profit, pity for the people
once and awhile who where weight too light, ... (Measured with faulty weights to
proof that there where witches, ... )

"Kijkend naar de Waag." Deventer, Holland.
(Looking at the Waag.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Betere foto's (Better pictures.)

Just to show how much it's differ, ... see previous post.
Making photo's with artificial light, or in daylight.

"Blauwe brug."

"Lopend water."

Ow btw. these are more live like!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Snelstromend water. Velp, Holland.

I am quite thrilled about these two, not that they are
that good, but such a rapid in my neighborhood is quite
exceptional. I noticed it last tuesday just on the other side
of the river IJssel, ... today I had a look.

Marvelous, a real rapid as I see so often on Internet painted
by fellow artist like Larry Seiler, or Rob IJbema or others.

"Lopend water." Velp, Holland.
(Running water.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Blauwe brug." Velp, Holland.
(Blue bridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Regendag. Arnhem, Holland

Jon, a fellow artist from the UK,
better know as Suncage or Limner
Called me a pussy yesterday, and how right
he was!
So today I tucked in very well
and headed off to a Arnhem a large city nearby
and painted in little entrance of shops an under bridges
A nice way to paint. Also because you see new spot
you otherwise never would looked at,

Jon, ... thanks!

"Van onder het viaduct." Arnhem, Holland.
(From under the bridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Musisregen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Musis rain.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

No painting today.

Need I say more?!

Not that I bother so much that it's raining, but combined
with the Sunshine in between it's almost impossible
to get a painting.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"Klein Wales." Lathum, Holland.

At least that was what I was thinking while looking at this
scene, ...

"Klein Wales." Lathum, Holland.
(Little Wales.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

I made some progression shots, ... enjoy.