Tuesday, July 15, 2014
made in the studio - Feb 2001
The only work I made of this genre available, I was working with the model who asked if she could bring her newly born child to the session. It made for good subject matter. I feel this work speaks something of the destiny of both that tender child and their life together. The child looks up to the mother, while the mother looks at the child but also through the child with expression that signals concern. Responsibility, care, a future uncertain....so many mothers from around the world, no doubt know these feelings.
Monday, June 2, 2014
painted on location - Fri 30 May 2014
Yes ladies and gentlemen, right here in my dunes, are some of the finest views a painter can ask for! Fortunately for me, I don't have to take a flight or a train. Just a matter of loading up my gear, parking my car for FREE, and a meditative walk through the dunes. I was visiting the owner of Pier 32, talking about painting possibilities. On the way back was struck by this view, I couldn't resist! A small panoramic study, works well, for sure will make a large painting of this same view.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
painted - 17th May 2014
Portrait of the proud Eendracht, painted on location, off the coast near Scheveningen, Holland.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
oil on canvas ~ 9 x 11 inches
painted on location, Tuesday 13 May 2014
A lovely sunny afternoon, still quite windy and somewhat chilly, here on the coast of the North Sea. However these two girls found that by setting low, the wind passes over them, thus the warmth of the Sun has a soothing feel.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
oil on mdf panel - 6 x 16 inches
painted on location - Tues. 15 April 2014
The wind is playing a major role in this painting. It was blowing really hard on this little panoramic view, as is evident by looking at those banners on the poles just in front of that beach cafe. As you can see the seagulls just love it! All they have to do is spread their wings and the wind sways them along so graciously.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
oil on canvas board - 12 x 16 inches
painted on location - Sat 19 Apirl 2014
Waiting for the tide to rise this vessel is about to sail off. Nice fluffy clouds whizzing by, make for interesting subject matter.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
painted - 9 April 2014
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Windy conditions on the coast here in Holland. makes for interesting subject matter.
Monday, April 7, 2014
oil on canvas - 40 x 16 inches
painted on location and finished in studio
This painting has been sittin' around in my studio for some time now, finally decided to polish it up and publish it on my blog.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
South Beach, DH
oil on mdf - 40 x 122 cm
painted on location - Fri 21 March 2014
Yes indeed, in this scenario it certainly is alive! Sand drifts happening right before my very eyes, water puddles forming and flowing with the direction of the wind. It is a good thing that that pier at the end of this beach was preventing the sand from blowing over into Scheveningen, otherwise the boulevard would have certainly been buried under! Life is starting to pick up, you can see 2 beach pavilions already in operation.
Monday, March 17, 2014
painted on location - South Beach, The Hague
As you can see the hot summer temperatures are still not with us, as the wind is still blowin' hard. However it didn't stop these kids from having a blast at the waters edge, as they were enjoying jumping about at the incoming waves. The little sister looks on and keeps guard of the soccer ball. In the distance a kite surfer blasting through the waves, man do those guys move fast!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
painted Thurs 6 March 2014
I walk down the path leading to the sea almost daily. So do many other people, especially dog lovers and persons who appreciate Nature more than the Asphalt Jungle!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
oil on canvas - 70 x 50 cm
painted on location - Fri 21 Feb 2014
Picture yourself walking on this quite strip of beach. You alone, far away from the noisy crowds in the bustling city centre. Very far away from those busy roadways, were traffic jams are guaranteed during rush hour. Maybe you have a pet dog, that needs it's daily exercise, or maybe you just doing it for yourself, as these quality 'alone' times are definitely almost obligatory in life as we know it today! Whatever your situation, I make it my vocation to capture and record these special moments, on a piece of linen with oil colours, that not only you may enjoy and meditate upon, but whom ever takes the time to gaze and reflect upon it, also will.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
painted on location - Scheveningen
Don't have the time or possibility to get to the Sea. Allow me to bring it to you. Breath in that fresh salty air, allow it to rejuvenate your Spirit, loosen up those murky cobwebs hangin' about!..... Hard to believe that this was painted just two days ago on the beach here in Holland! Seems we have been spared the winter thus far. Early in the morning, when the light is just right, highlighting those waves rolling in. Creating a scene that would inspire goodness and well being, even to the most defiant ones. A gift from Mother Nature to you, and it is there for the taking.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
painted on location - Tues 4 Feb 2014
A feature on this small panoramic work is the Netherlands Coast watch ship sailing into the harbour. You only see the top sections, as the rest is blocked from view by the stalwart pier that leads to the inner harbour
Monday, February 10, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
oil on canvas - 14 x 30 inches
painted on location and in studio - Dec 2013/Jan 2014
(private collection - Amsterdam)
Was indeed a pleasure for me to work on this characteristic old vessel that was originally designed as a cargo ship for the North Sea. Now used for living/dwelling by its owner Don, who can be seen on the deck.
The play of light was most important, thus on location in the morning! Left out all the modern buildings on the other side of canal, as desired by the present owner of this work.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
oil on canvas - 20 x 39 inches
painted - Fri 10 Jan 2014
First plein - air painting of the new year, and am glad I had the chance to begin it with a bang, (loud, busy painting). I choose to stay close to the dunes, somewhat protected from the wind and besides the composition was just what I needed. With these conditions, rather difficult to work this size, outdoors on location. Was lucky could position my canvas in the direction of the wind, and had to anchor my gear down with a bag full of sand, thus got the job done!