Friday, February 28, 2014

Path from the beach

oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm  (24 x 35 inches)
painted on location - Wed 26 Feb 2014

Dutch skies are famous and a pleasure to paint.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Yellow Buoy and You

oil on canvas - 70 x 50 cm
painted on location - Fri 21 Feb 2014
$ 650

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

Free the Mind

oil on canvas - 10 x 14 inches
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

Winter beach scene #3 -2014

oil on mdf board - 12 x 40 cm
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

Winter seascape sunset #3

oil on wood panel - 4 x 6 inches
painted Dec 2013

3rd of 3 studies made on same painting session.

Friday, February 7, 2014

winter seascape sunset #2

oil on wood panel - 4 x 6 
painted  Dec 2013
$ 75

3 little studies made on the same painting session.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Winters Seascape Sunset #1

oil on wood panel - 4 x 6
painted  Dec 2013
$ 75

3 little studies made on the same painting session.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

De Gazelle, Amsterdam

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.