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.

6 comments:

Jane Walker said...

Yeah, you were right, this is the kind I like - all very gentle. Lovely horizon line with those grey buildings and the foreground water pools in the sand look good. Figures nice too..... jx

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

A beautiful painting Alberto.
I've been away too long.

Alberto, il pittore said...

Thank you ladies and fellow artists...

LUCIANO FIGUEIREDO said...

Olá Alberto,
To appreciate the art of a great paiter besides being good for the soul is also a good exercise for a beginner like me.
Great work, great blog.
Congratulations and thanks for your nice comment.
Luciano Figueiredo

Raluca C said...

...great colours and atmosphere!!

Alberto, il pittore said...

Thank you Raluca,
are you also an artist?