Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter canal scene, Amsterdam

View from the corner of Oude Waal and Kalkmarkt
oil on canvas
9.5" x 12" - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Tues 17 Jan 2012

$ 350

Yesterday, despite the bitter cold, I went to Amsterdam, and made 4 small format paintings. Here you have the 1st result. Not too far from the Central Station, I spotted this rather typical Amsterdam canal vista, just across the street from Montelbaastoren. The copolla you see on the top right, belongs to the Church of St. Nicholas, a rather stunning view as you step out of Amsterdam Central Station to the left. The low winter sun, lights up the tops of the high stalwart houses along this canal, and partially the bridge and elements in the forground.

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