Thursday, June 14, 2012

The 3 mast gaff schooner, 'Minerva'

oil on linnen
2" x 23.5"
painted on location -   Tues 5 & Thurs 7 July 2012


Built in Germany in 1935, this 49 meter work of true craftsmanship is proudly on display at the Inner Harbour Scheveningen, here in The Lowlands.  I have been contemplating painting this lovely three mast schooner ever since my eyes first made contact with it some years ago. As tomorrow is Vlaggetjesdag (Flag Day) here in Scheveningen, a festival to celebrate the new season of the harring fish, I finally set up my gear, and made this painting.  I will be showing this and a fine selection of about 15 sea scapes at an art market on a stall approximately 20 meters from were I made this painting!  Come and say hello if you  happen to be in the area.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Hobby Tiger #2, South Beach, Holland

De Hobby Tiger, HKZV, Zuiderstrand, DH #2
oil on canvas,
5" x  7"
painted on location - Thurs 7 June 2012 SOLD

Same view as previous posting, only different format.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Hobby Tiger, South Beach, Holland

De  Hobby Tiger, HKZV, Zuiderstrand, DH #1
oil on canvas
7" x  5"  
painted on location  -  Thurs  7 June 2012

Just an oil sketch, but beleive me, not easy to make. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Beach Scene, Noordwijk, Holland

Beach scene with Noordwijk Sailing Clubhouse
oil on 3 wood panels,
6" x  12"
painted on location - Fri 18 May 2012


Made on the 1st morning that I woke up in the hotel De Baak, on the boulevard in Noordwijk, while I was guest artist at the Opera Aan Zee 2012 event, this small format oil gives one a fairly good representation of  typical cloudy Dutch skies. Low horizon line, bringing the viewer right up close to the scene painted.