Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Mee met de tram." Arnhem, Holland.

The snow is as good as gone, but what a white X-mass we had!
I love snow, it gives the world a whole new face.

This ones made again in our local "Openluchtmuseum"
It was crowed today, ....

"Mee met de tram." Arnhem, Holland.
(With the tram) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 25, 2009

"Rode sneeuwparasol" Houten Holland.

This could well be the last snow-painting this year.
It's raining now and the temperature has risen a lot.

Done this one yesterday, ...

"Rode Sneeuwparasol." Houten, Holland.
(Red Snow parasol.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

A very happy Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Sneeuw en slee." Arnhem, Holland.

Slowly but surely the snow is melting away, ... pity.

But I had my fun as lots of people did here in Holland.

"Sneeuw en slee." Arnhem, Holland.
(Snow and luge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sneeeeeeeeeuuuwww, Arnhem, Holland.

The Netherlands are grinding to a hold, with all
the snow, ... but the sight is just awesome.

Two efforts today the first was under a overhang
but the second in full snow, I had to break up ½ way
because my palette froze over, ...

"Poffertjes met poedersneeuw" Arnhem, Holland.
(Poffertjes with Powder-snow.) Oil on panel 24 x 30 cm.

"Sneeuwzondag." Arnhem, Holland.
(Snowy Sunday.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Wintervis." Nijmegen, Holland.

So I finished my painting from yesterday.

"Wintervis." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Winterfish.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm. (sold.)

The other one is from Thursday the first one this year of the snow.

"Eerste sneeuw." Arnhem, Holland.
(First snow.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Stevin in de Sneeuw." Nijmegen, Holland.

Tried to get Jos soo nuts to paint in the snow, but
I didn't succeed, ... aah well it doesn't mater I enjoyed
myself a lot with all that white stuff, ... in Nijmegen.

"Stevin in de sneeuw." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Stevin in the snow.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24cm.

After that I found a nice little fishmarket-booth
I was a bit too late too finish it off in the field but
I had to post it for Jos I'll guess.

"Wintervis." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Winterfish.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm. (sold.)

Jos again thanks for all the good service.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Steenstraat Arnhem." Winterwonderland Holland.

Winter-wonderland has finally reached Holland!!

I painted as much as possible but gonna tweak the other two
a little before uploading them, the paint was freezing soo
much that I wasn't able to put in that much details anymore.

"Steenstraat Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Stone street Arnhem.) Oil (and snow) on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

My palette became less and less, ... Limited palette!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Wilma in kerstsfeer."Westervoort, Holland.

Made this one yesterday night, ...

Tweaked it a little today to be honest.

"Wilma in kerstsfeer." Westervoort, Holland.
(Wilma in Christmas mood.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wilma is the name of this house, I painted her once, .. > over there <

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"De Pastorie." Westervoort, Holland.

Winter weather around here.
Cold, but now snow, ... yet.
They forecast it though so who knows?!

"De Pastorie." Westervoort, Holland.
(The Vicary.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 14, 2009

"De Lorssenborch" Zutphen, Holland.

An other one from yesterday, ...

"De Lorssenborch." Zutphen, Holland.
(De Lorssenborch.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm. (sold.)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Smid en vuurkorven." Zutphen, Holland.

The time before Christmas every town has his own mood
and lots of them are even on Sundays open, ...
As Zutphen was today.

Very busy though, although you can't see it that much on
my painting.

"Smid en vuurkorven." Zutphen, Holland.
(Smith and Fire baskets.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Openluchtmuseum Arnhem, Holland.

Searching for a nice spot with some Christmas mood I thought
that a visit to our "plein air" Museum would be a nice thing
and indeed it was!!

"Openluchtmolen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Pleinairmill.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm. (sold.)

"Lichtjes langs het water." Arnhem, Holland.
(Lights along the waterfront.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

> Openluchtmuseum. <

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"De Graanwachters van Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.

Too busy today with all kinds of other stuff,
maintaining my bike for example and repairing
a little car accident by my neighbours girl car.

So here one from yesterday, ...

Tonight model-class, ... yahoo!!

"De Graanwachters van Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.
(The Corn-keepers of Doetinchem.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

"Daar, daar is de Rijn." Arnhem, Holland.

As promised the view I had yesterday, but
first I have to straighten thing up.
The building yesterday isn't called "De Tafelberg"
but "De Stenen Tafel." Sorry for that, ...

It is indeed a very strange building and was also used as
a water-tower, ... As you can see here the height of this
building is for Dutch standard enormous, so a good point
to build a water-tower.

The view in this painting is too my hometown (sort of)
my home town is exactly behind the large building, your
looking towards Germany here, ...

"Daar, daar is de Rijn." Arnhem, Holland.
(There there is the Rhine.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

For more info:

De Stenen tafel.

Monday, December 07, 2009

"De Tafelberg." Arnhem, Holland.

This is the second painting from today,
The first one is just 180 dgr. the other direction
and as you can imagine it will be a marvelous view
because this building (being a restaurant) is on top
of a hill, and watching over the valley of the Rhine and IJssel.

I will post that one tomorrow, ...

"De Tafelberg." Arnhem, Holland.
(The Tablemountain.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 04, 2009

QR code sticker-sheets

QR code!!

I saw this on TV last week and looked around in Internet
and today I got my own QR code, my what? my QR code.
I don't know how common it is in the US but here it's just
starting to appear here and there. So first a little explanation

> QR code demo < a 2:50 min video explaination.

With some internet programs you easy can make them yourself,
and put them for a few dollars on a stickersheet.

Here a few internet QR code generators:

> QR <

> Kaywa <

As you can see you can just generate text or a hyperlink to your website
what ever. When created one it easily can copied to a sheet of plastic or
banner or even on massonite. I made some stickers of it, here my examples:

My QR code linking to my website page.

The stickers after cutting

Here you go.

On my pochade/openbox

And an other look.

And on my bag.

I know not everybody has the capability to take a picture and look on
Internet with there mobile (yet) but I think it's a great idea to use for plein
air painters, you'r not always in the mood to talk and hand out your business
card, and I am also not a person who has all kinds of advertising stuff with
me, this seems to be a nice inconspicuously way of showing some info.

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Laatste keer." Doetinchem, Holland.

This is very strange for me, the place I am painting from
wasn't possible in all my life. All the green grass was build
and also a large parking for cattle carriers. Left from me
you should know there was a huge hall where a locale cattle
market was held each week. I grew up here, you can see my
street on the right, ... as a kid I would go up very VERY
early to see all the cattle and lorries that would load them out.
Sometimes a cow broke out and ended up in our garden,
you can imagine how that poor beast would feel after
running through several flower-gardens and hedges.

Now it's gonna developed and I reckon that everything you
see here is a one time possibility, ...

"Laatste keer." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Last time) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.