Wednesday, 20 August 2008
De Mark, Breda (Ginneken), Nature reserve
Nature reserve, de Mark, Breda, Holland
oil on canvas
40 x 120 cm
painted on location - Sunday, 17 Aug 2008
destroyed (painted over)
Although I like painting the sea, once in a while it is good to go inland, and paint the gentle flat nature scenes, like this one for example. The sky was very active, with sun breaking through the swiftly moving voluminous water bearing clouds. And yes indeed, I got caught in the rain! I saw it coming, but I just had to give it some final touches. Actually am glad that it did pour down, otherwise I would have lost the freshness and spontaniety of this painting. You know it is said that a work or art is never complete, it just stops at an interesting place. I am rather satisfied were this work ended, thus am sharing it with you.