Saturday, 5 January 2008

Prinsengracht, Amsterdam - II

oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
painted on location, Fri 28 Dec 2007

This work no longer exists

As I stated in my last email, here you have the oil painting version of the same scene in Amsterdam. This is an oil painting sketch, rather than a completed oil painting. Working on location, with the light changing by the minute, as it was getting late in the afternoon, this piece maintains its character of a sketch. The main advantage of this kind of painting is that it is not overworked, things and objects are suggested rather than shown in detail. Not everybody's cup of tea, but personnally I like looking more at the sketches from the Masters than the completed works.


René PleinAir. said...

First of all "A very good 2008 Alberto!!"

Second, have you ever seen this thread?


From Rob, ... :-)

Silvia said...

Silvia Contrafatto from Argentina said: I stayed there recently and when I saw your paints I remember that places. Congratulations!! Your paints are very very nice.