Tuesday, 8 May 2007

High westerly winds on the North Sea, Wijk aan Zee, N.Holland

painted on location, this morning, next to 2 large garbage containers
(shieling me from wind)

oil on canvas,
40 x 90 cm - (16 x 35.5 in), somewhat large


Here you have a look at the Dutch coastline under near storm conditions. You could see by the stiffness of the flags, it is not a light wind. All that yellow stuff on the shore line is some sort of algae, as I found out, by a local snack bar vendor, who generously offered me a coffee after yesterday evening's painting.
The row of beach houses is unique in this part of the country. You also may note here why the dunes are rather an important natural resource in this little low lying country of pleasant folk. You guessed it, protection!

Bye for now,
Alberto, il pittore
The Hague, The Netherlands.

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