Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Easter !

I am not that religious but I like symbols,
so the painting I made yesterday is a good symbol
for the upcomming days off.

Happy Easter everyone.

"Nieuw kruis Moscowa." Arnhem, Holland.
(New cross Moscowa.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Fokkelina in Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.

This weekend there is an historical ships weekend, with all
kind of historical ships and boats and other harbour like stuff
To bad that I am not able to be there but luckily Fokkelina
is, and was already in Arnhem, and gave a nice little view of
whats in store, ...

"Fokkelina in Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Fokkelina in Arnhem.) Oil on board. (I don't know btw.)
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, March 29, 2010

"Tanker Ship Emma." Arnhem, Holland.

Not really an scene to paint but never the less a nice practice.

"Tankerschip Emma." Arnhem, Holland.
(Tanker Ship Emma.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Friday, March 26, 2010

"Sleeping beauties." Velp, Holland.

It rained the whole day, there goes the spring feeling, I thought.
But I didn't want to give in so went to my favorite garden-centre
"Overhagen" only to discover that the little flowers where still a sleep.
I painted these little beauties while they are still awaiting spring.

"Slapende schoonheden." Velp, Holland.
(Sleeping beuaties.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Oerkracht." Sonsbeek, Arnhem.

Maybe the last beautiful spring day this week,
clouds already appearing, and a sense of thunder is
almost there. Anyway a great days painting in Arnhem.

"Oerkracht." Sonsbeek, Arnhem. Holland.
(Raw power.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

What a tree!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Painting with Johan Reinboud II. Oosterbeek, Holland.

It becomes quite a tradition, Thursday painting day with Johan.
I like it, he's a good painter, and we don't chat that much during our sessions.
He looks in somewhat other way to the landscape as I do, more into the
future so to speak. assessing the light and the object how they will be over
a couple of hours, ... and he's much more a colourist then me. In more
then one way it's a nice afternoon painting with him.

"Zij-klingenbeekseweg." Oostebeek, Holland.
(Zij-klingenbeekseweg.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

And of course his effort:

"Spoorbrug Nijmegen." Oosterbeek, Holland
(Train-bridge Nijmegen.) Oil on canvas.
25 x 30 cm.

Johan is full action:

Thanks Johan, a nice afternoon indeed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Springs here!

Finaly spring has arived in Holland, ...

"Spoorbrug Oosterbeek." Oosterbeek, Holland.
(Trainbridge Oosterbeek.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, March 19, 2010

"De Waterpoort." Zaltbommel, Holland.

Tweaked it a little, ... the text on the sign for example.
Those details are just to time consuming in the field.

"De Waterpoort." Zaltbommel, Holland.
(The Watergate.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Langs De Grote of De Sint-Maartenskerk." Zaltbommel, Holland.

Bit too tired to post a lot, so just one of the paintings of today.
Made three, but I think only one more is tweak-able.

"Langs de Grote of De Sint-Maartenskerk." Zaltbommel, Holland.
(Along The Big or The Saint-Maartenschurch.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The first one of yesterday. Arnhem, Holland.

As you probably noticed the painting
yesterday was made quite late at the day, so I guessed you
thought I did make an other one, ... I DID !!

Just a few yards away where the first one was made only facing the
other direction, lays all kinds of living barges and ships.
One of them is "The Compaen." you can rent it to stay on it
and visit Arnhem, ...

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

They even have a website :

(I do beginning to sound like an tourist agency don't I ?)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Painting with Johan Reinboud. Arnhem, Holland.

Painted today with Johan Reinboud, a great painter here in Arnhem
and a colorist pour San. It's great to see him work very loose and relaxed
yet using a bunch of colors that would make me shiver. He showed me
what him drives, sunsets for example is one of his favorite, ... and how right
he is!

"Daar gaat de Zon." Arnhem, Holland.
(There goes the Sun.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

And of course his work, ...

Johan Reinboud.

You can visit his website as well, although not so
very active a visit more then worth.

Johan thanks for the lovely afternoon! 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Back at Vliehout. Arnhem, Holland.

This was a hard one, ... I didn't get the front boat right.
Fiddled around and in the end decided to not paint it at all.
I guess it serves the atmosphere better this way.

Practice, practice, practice!

"Vliehout II."Arnhem, Holland.
(Vliehout II.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Sonsbeeksingel 60" Arnhem, Holland.

Sonsbeeksingel 60, that's the address of a nice colleague
Johand Reinboud , he gives painting lessons every Thursdays and Fridays,
and it's always nice to visit his gallery/studio during his classes.

"Sonsbeeksingel 60." Arnhem, Holland.
(Sonsbeeksingel 60) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A days painting in Utrecht. Holland.

Spring is getting stronger and stronger, I even got a light sunburn!

What a great city Utrecht is, they even have a historical harbour
now a days, what a treat!

"Museumhaven Utrecht." Utrecht, Holland.
(Historic harbour Utrecht.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Jantje." Utrecht, Holland.
(Jantje.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Orloff." Utrecht, Holland.
(Orloff.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A great day in Holland.

What a gorgeous spring day today, ... and then to remember that it was
complete white yesterday, ...

Anyway I biked around a lot, and made three paintings, so here we go:

The first one is quite early made, a little haze is still visible.

"Langs de Waaldijk." Bemmel, Holland.
(Along the Waaldike.) Oil on panel.
254 x 30 cm.

The second one I was struck by the haze you see against the sunlight,
together with the grayish wall of the Waaldike in Nijmegen it gave a
gorgeous view of this ship called the "Fokkelina"

They even have a site:

"Fokkelina." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Fokkelina.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30

And the last one of today,  a lock. 
This one was quite a struggle each time when a
heavy lorry or bus passed the bridge where I painted on
the whole bridge jumped up and down for a few moments, ... 

"Sluis te Weurt." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Lock at Weurt.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tomorrow model drawing, ... yahoo!!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

"Brouwersgracht." Amsterdam, Holland.

One from Amsterdam, ...

"Brouwersgracht." Amsterdam, Holland.
(Brouwersgracht.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

"Amsterdam centraal." Amsterdam, Holland.

A great day painting in Amsterdam,
with sun and a bit of a chill wind.

"Amsterdam centraal II." Amsterdam, Holland.
(Amsterdam central II.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

"Amsterdam centraal I." Amsterdam, Holland.
(Amsterdam central I.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

High-tide! Arnhem, Holland.

High-tide, with sun and clouds and spring in the air.
What a live!

"Rijnkade Hoog." Arnhem, Holland.
(Rhine-stage High.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Hoogwater!" Arnhem, Holland.
(High-tide!) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

"Scheepsrestauratie." Arnhem, Holland.

Two little painting today of a ships restoration project.
A large so called Koftjalk.

Spring is in the air btw.

"Kleine schuit." Arnhem, Holland.
(Little barge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

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