Friday, November 25, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

It's getting chilly

"It's getting chilly"
11.8x15.7 inch/ 30x40 cm
oil on stretched canvas

I made this painting in Kijkduin, a beach in The Hague. It was quite chilly, I stopped when my hands were so cold that I couldn't open my paint tubes anymore :)
The beauty of real plein air (outside) painting is that there is real sand sticking to the paint, I personally love this!

detail of the painting

work in progress

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The water is good

"The water is good"
8x16 inc / 20x40 cm
oil on canvas
$125 / 120 euro 
It's nice to bring the feeling of summer back at this time of year :)
This is Kijkduin in The Hague.

Monday, November 14, 2016

View from above

"View from above"
6x6 inch/ 15,2 x 15,2 cm
oil on gessobord
View on Amsterdam. There is that overwelming big city view, but then I started to look more carefully and saw so many things, I could paint a hundred paintings of parts of that view.
In this one I liked the Dutch orange mailbox, the typical crossing, boats in a canal and a car driving with an open rear- and ofcourse, the trees in great autumn colors.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Awesome autumn

"Awesome autumn"
6x6 inch / 15,2 x 15,2 cm
oil on gessobord
The color changes of the leaves are amazing to a painter. And I cannot remember when I last experienced a cold autumn, it's been years and years.
These trees you can find in Amsterdam, next to the Okura hotel.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Let's sit here

"Let's sit here"
6x6 inch / 15,2 x 15,2 cm
oil on gessobord
I visited the town Voorschoten and walked through a street with very attractive views of shops and sunny sidestreets. Too many ideas to paint. I chose this chocolate shop to start with.