Monday, 10 September 2007

Dahlia pickers (plukkers), Zundert, Holland

oil on canvas,
70 x 90 cm,
painted on location-  Saturday 1 sept 2007 (repainted Aug 2012)

This is the second large format work I painted on the Zundert Schildersfestival. Made in the early afternoon, at the same dahlia field as yesterdays Wet Painting, (only from a different view point). Luckily for me there came along flower pickers, as it was the last day to prepare the floats for the famous blomen corso. They added a nice accent to the composition, The horizon line was also made interesting due to the wind effect on the trees. Painting the amazing Dutch sky was also a challenge as the clouds were definitely in a hurry to get somewhere.

1 comment:

René PleinAir. said...

That's great isn't it, ... those rushing clouds?

It's almost like a war to paint them, or a sword combat with you canvas/paint/brushes and the clouds.