Thursday, January 31, 2013

"along the railroad." Doetinchem, Holland.

This is one of the funny bike paths in my hometown,
there are lots of these little paths along railroads or along
farm fields or little streams, it's giving great painting opportunities
because the little paths always meandering a bit which gives
great compositions.
"Langs het spoor." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Along the railroad.) Oil on panel. 18 x 24 cm.

One lucky bastard I am!

Just received a awesome piece of art from
What a lucky bastard I am at the moment!!
Thank you soo much Haidee, it was so very VERY well packed
so arrived completely unharmed!
Yahoo what a threat, ... gone study it now in close detail.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Soaking wet." Doetinchem, Holland.

You know when you gone paint these kind of skies,
you most likely gone get very, VERY wet, and indeed.
"Drijfnat." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Soaking wet.) Oil on panel. 18 x 24 cm.
With droplets

Monday, January 28, 2013

One Ibu one painting.

It's do able, but I don't recomend it, ... it hurts!!
"St. Martinuskerk." Wehl, Holland.
Oil on panel. 18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

NO paintings for a while

Due to a diagnosed severe frozen shoulder I am
not be able to paint for a while, ... sorry.

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Snow shoveling." Doetinchem, Holland.

This is the mean cause of my muscle ache,
luckily it's on my right side so I still can paint a little.

For all I know living on a street corner has one downside, ...
a LOT of snow shoveling!!

"Sneeuwruimen." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Snow shoveling.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, January 18, 2013

"Monet`s winter garden" Doetinchem, Holland.

Finally little bit of sunshine on this side of Holland.

Together with snow it's just what a painter would wish for,
let alone to know this little spot which does reminds me
so much of that lovely winter painting from Monet.

If only I had a blackbird, could buy one from plastic tho.

Monet's wintertuin." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Monet's winter garden.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Ireland last one." Wexford, Ireland.

Just got some paintings back from Ireland, and although
I showed most of them this one I didn't, ... it was the last one I made over there,
waiting for the shop of Tony and Trish (TNT :-))  to open.
"Ierlands laatste." Wexford, Ierland.
(Ireland last one.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

"Lijsterbeslaan." Doetinchem, Holland.

An other commission, I am getting famous in Doetinchem! ;-)
"Lijsterbeslaan." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Catharina in het wit." Doetinchem, Holland.

Still lovely white around here, ...
"Catharina in het wit." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Catharina in white.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Snow !! Again.

A very cold but beautiful day, if only the skate-tracks where open.
Although I said I would stick to the bigbrush this week I couldn't
experiment on the snow with it, there isn't just that much snowy
days here in Holland.
"Loenhorsterweg." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
"Hessenweg." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, January 14, 2013

1½ inch brush Doetinchem, Holland.

So Peter here you go, ... it isn't that easy I have to say,
especially to clean the brush all the time, it takes gallons of turp!!
But it's great fun, I think I am gone stick to it for this week.
It also reduces your brushes enormoulsy!!
Thanks for you lovely posting. > over there <
"Waalse water." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

"De Volharding." Doetinchem, Holland.

Although I promised Peter Yesis to paint with a large
brush I couldn't manege it with this little vessel, but I
got rewarded with my nautghynes cause it was sold immediatly
by the people which where the owners of this little schip.
"De Volharding." Doetinchem, Holland.
(The Persever.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm .

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Walmolen Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.

It's getting colder, they even talk about skating weather next
week. For people who don't live in Holland, the Dutch go nuts
when it's skating weather! Me too but more for painting them ;-)
This is one of the main features here in Doetinchem, the large
rampart windmill to translate is roughly.
"Walmolen Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Rampart mill Doetinchem.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.
Btw. Are there any other Bloggers having trouble uploading images?

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Commission, Doetinchem, Holland.

Just a little commission and although I don't like to paint
these kind of new buildings that much, it was great fun.
"De Huet." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Grey, grey, grey and some grey with grey.

Although Richard Schmid once told he liked grey weather because
the light is just what you need as a plein air painter, cool with a colour
perspective just as it should be and lots of time because the light isn't
changing that much, ... he right about it all the way except that after
a few days (I'll reckon a week now) it's becoming very VERY dull,
no contrast now sparkle no nothing just grey light, ....
Ow well it's good practice.
"Zoo grijs." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Soo grey!) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

"Grijs bos." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Grey forrest.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

"Grey world." Westervoort, Holland.

Forgot my turp today, which isn't that convenient when
painting in the floodplains of the Rhine, especially not when
you should have cleaned your palette a long time ago.
But it's a nice practice on the other hand, to paint thicker
letting the paint do it's work and shape your brush the way
you want. Together with the fact that it was still quite an
high tide (all melt- and rainwater from Germany) and being
in the place where I lived for more then 20 years it was
just a lovely time.
"Grijze Wereld." Westervoort, Holland.
(Grey World.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

"Grey path." Doetinchem, Holland.

Somehow I like those grey days, together with lots of rain
it tends to get very VERY soaking wet around here which
causes lots of reflections in these kinds of pathways, ...
My bike is thinking completely different about this I'll guess.
the other thing I like to experiment with now a days it the
vertical size, its still the same size but it looks more evident.
"Grijs pad." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Grey path.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

"Grey start" Doetinchem, Holland.


Wishing everyone a marvelous and healthy


This started off with a very grey day, but ended marvellously sunny.
I really have to take more panels with me!
"Grijze start." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Grey start.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

"Onder zeil." Laag Keppel, Holland.
(Under cover.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.