Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"Along the Railroad dike." Westervoort, Holland.

Don't know how long this scene will exist, they are planning
a railroad-station on this spot, and the whole dike will be tunneled for it.

Hope the quiet atmosphere will stay, ...

"Langs de spoordijk." Westervoort, Holland.
(Along the railroad dike.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Rick Petersen Daily Paintings said...

Rene, this is an incredible composition with the water dividing the picture into two completely different and contrasting parts. What was your thought and decision to make this picture?

Sherry Maxwell said...

HI, I just wanted to say, "AWESOME".
I so love this painting. Love the piecefullness it brings. I remember as a child in the summers walking up & down a dirt road beside the railroad tracks. Hoping to see the train come by. It was some of my most memorable times. Thank you for sharing. Love the title.

Antti Rautiola said...

Its sad when they demolish perfectly good painting spots.
Great painting!
I am glad you immortalized this place.. I guess thats our priviledged job anyways.


Unknown said...

Very lovely, I'm drawn to the light on the stream. The stream takes the viewer to the person in the distance and I love the lime leaves in the foreground.....succulent new growth :-)

Casey Klahn said...

Very good perspective, and observation, here. Wonderful!

alberto valentini said...

lovely piece René! Perfect example of Less is More!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Hi Rene
Welcome to the DailyPainter originals group. I love your work and enjoyed looking through your blog. I have been wanting to try some plein air, and for my first effort in a long time, I used the Macpherson palette you described. It was very difficult trying to mix all the greys of our landscape at this time of year, plus it was raining. I admire those who paint plein air.
Love this piece and the touches of yellow that suggest spring is definitely here.

miek said...

Zo wil ik ook kunnen schilderen. Prachtig.