Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter street scene, The Hague

Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"
painted on location, re worked in studio Wed 19 Dec 2012
$ 425

A mother pulling a Christmas tree on a sleigh with her child telling her something. Three childern, one of which is sitting on a sleigh, being drawn by the eldest. A chap on his bicycle stopping to greet a friend. The whole city is covered in white, childern are loving it. The roads are a mess, and people are being encouraged to take public transportation. It was a lovely brisk sunny day yesterday, thus despite the freezing temperature, I took it upon myself to capture this unique situation, here in my neighbourhood. The theme of this work is snow, thus that is the point of interest I wanted to bring across. Therefore I purposely did not pay attention to the detail of the architecture of the houses. Rather choosing to highlight the effect of the freshly frozen snow on the objects at hand.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cala Figuera, Mallorca, Spain

oil on wood, 4 x 6 inches
painted on location - 21 Sept 2012

This small work shows a fishing boat getting some repair done on the propeller. Posting two small works made while on a short visit to family/friends on the island Majorca, Spain. 
The light there was so strong and powerful, it had a great influence on these small oil sketches.