Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Market Scene with Mother and Child

  oil on canvas, 70 x 90cm
painted on location, Oct. 2006 and  Sat 20 Oct 2012


Hello Dear Friends and followers of my postings. Here you have a rather intimate scene of what one can expect whilst strolling down a busy market in a picturesque village here in The Lowlands. This is the centre of Bergen, NH, a cosmopolitan village just west of Alkmaar, in the North of Holland.  If you noticed the dates this painting was started 6 years ago, and has been shelved in my studio as I was not content with the composition. Determined to complete it during the Kunst10Daagse, I took it with me and worked on it a few days ago. The mother and child in the foreground are actually my daughter, Selena and my girlfriend Wilma. They were so kind to pose for me, long enough so as I could complete this painting. The theme repeats itself, just to the left with again, a representation of a child with her Mother. You know they say a painting is worth a 1000 words, and for me this image proves just that. Something about the goodness in Life comes through. We are all going through troubling times, all one heres about these days is finacial crisis. In this painting Nature, Love, Kindness and Abundance are being celebrated. Fruits, vegetables, cheese and eggs a gift of Nature to sustain Life for us. The leafs are showing off there beauty before the trees that they dress are going in for a much deserved Winters rest. What is being communicated between the Mother and Child is not certain, but you can surely guess that it has something to do with  Love an Kindness.  So while the Media is blasting you with negativety, remember there are those of Us, (and we are many), that still take the time to show that Life is Good and Love rules above all!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Studio Model Session #2 - 2012

Pastel and charcoal on 100g grainy sketch paper
12" x  6"  -  30 x 23cm
made in studio  -  Wed 17 Oct, 2012

$ 65.00

Today worked in my studio, with a fine group of colleagues. The artist at the easel is actually being reflected by a large mirror positioned behind the sofa. This  gives the illusion of depth, making the composition interesting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Opa picking Dahlia's, near Zundert

oil on canvas board, 7 x 9.5 inches
Thurs 30 August 2012
$ 275

Not really my Grandfather, just a title to a painting! Again, a work made sometime ago now, however better to post it rather than leaving it on the shelf, as they say! Was active in Zundert, at the end of August for a few days, making  paintings of the Dahlia flower fields with the pickers. They were getting the flowers ready to pin on the waggons  that would be shown on the parade of the famous Bloemencorso, held annually at the end of August.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Begonia's in full bloom #4

oil on canvas,9.5" x 12"
painted on location in Apeldoorn  -  Sun 12 August 2012

I think it is the lovely warm colors of these flowers that inspired me to make this series!