Sunday, January 09, 2011

"20 minutes sketch." Westervoort, Holland.

I't almost spring like over here sunny and a lot of melt-water flowing through the rivers.
If only the temperature would follow, neeh, if I may choose I would like some fresh snow!!

Anyway I made two today, the first one I was a bit lucky.
The island you see in front, it was my first intention to get on it
and paint the reverse way I was looking.
I couldn't get too it because the water was just too deep for my wellies, ... luckily!!
When I finished this painting there wasn't an island anymore at all!!

The second, was made on the same spot though, just 90 degree. left of the first painting, .. a quick sketch because the sun was rapidly going under.

A lovely afternoon! 

"Hoogwater komt." Westervoort, Holland.
(High tide is coming.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"20 minuten schets." Westervoort, Holland.
(20 minute sketch.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Antti Rautiola said...

I like both of them!
Specially I like how you rendered the foregrounds grass in the second one. Its wonderfull how the ochre color shows thru.
It certainly looks like spring in there. :)

Anonymous said...

I especially like the first one very much, but 2O minutes, WOW !

René PleinAir said...

Thanks you two,

The main part is being on your own, way, way back in the middle of the floodplains. The second one leans a lot on his pre-wash Antti a greenish ochre like wash. (dry btw.)

Antti Rautiola said...

Thanks for the info :D