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!!


Mariska said...

Beautiful, as always! :)
I am curious what your bike looks like, packed with all the stuff you take with you on a plein air trip ...

Art with Liz said...

Oooh look, no snow!! Beautiful Rene and I so admire you plein air painters. I was at the yacht basin on Tuesday and got seasick painting on the walkway!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Rene!.... and what a great day it was! Three masterful pieces... all in a day's work! You sure captured the light and energy you obviously felt in the process of making the art! Great stuff!

Good Painting!
Bruce Sherman

JRonson said...

Oh i love holland and these paintings are so awesomee, i can feel holland with them, contragts ;)

Liza Hirst said...

I agree, they're wonderful. My favorite is the one at the top.

Mientje Severin said...

Ja, die Langs de Waaldijk! Prachtig!

Lisa Daria said...

beautiful - the texture and colors and subject matter are the things I admire about your work