Saturday, 15 March 2008

Winter Seascape # 11, South Beach, The Hague


View of South Beach, The Hague
oil on canvas,
20 x 50 cm
painted on location, Sat. 15 March, early afternoon

SOLD

There was a very special light at the sea this afternoon. The mild weather must of had a big influence on this. Gentle rolling waves, a very hazey cloudy sky, sunlight struggling to make its appearance, the sea stealing and reflecting all the light it can, made for optimal conditions for any plein - air painter to set up and give it a go. The range of hues and values of color in the water were absolutely breath taking. I positioned myself right at the start of the beach next to Scheveningens harbour entry. The silhouetted buildings at the end mark the beginning of Kijkduin Beach.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Winter Seascape # 10, Sailing the high winds.


oil on canvas
16 x 24 cm
painted on location, South Beach, The Hague.
Sat 8 March, afternoon

SOLD

Again thanks to the building of the beach pavillion "De Kwartel", I was able to position myself out of the wind. I like the way I captured the sailboat in action. I had a sailboat already painted, but it was not to convincing. Thank God this sailer was calling it a day, thus returning to the shelter of Scheveningen harbour, I had just enough time to record his actions.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Winter Seascape # 9, Mother and daughter playing.


oil on canvas
13 x 18 cm
painted on location, Wed 5 March(early afternoon)

SOLD


A sign of a promising shift in the weather. Although it was cold and windy the sunshine inspired this mother to spend some quality time with her daughter near the sea. Could not resist capturing this scene, as the aditional colors were a delight to paint.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Winter Seascape # 8, Surfing the High Waves.


oil on canvas
24 x 30 cm
painted, 5 March, morning

SOLD

A beautiful winters day. Somewhat windy, but found a spot next to a container, as beach houses are already starting to be constructed. The subject of this painting is the North Sea with the typical Dutch sky, full of lovely majestic clouds. The surfer just adds a nice spice along with the yellow bouy (top right). The effect of the wind on the sand was also interesting.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Trompestraat, Delft


oil on canvas,
16 x 24 cm
painted on location, Mon 3 March


Probably the most picturesque city in Holland, Delft is a most welcome location for a plien-air painter such as myself. The play of light on that tiny hotel at the end of the street was what attracted me to set up and make this todays wet painting.