Sunday, 7 September 2008

Breaking Waves, The North Sea, #4/08

The yellow buoy, Southbeach, The Hague
oil on canvas
20 x 140 cm
painted on location, Sat 6 Sept 2008 (early morning)  -  SOLD

Finally the sun! We have been having autumn like weather here now for the past 3 weeks, if not longer. Sun making only rare appearences, now and then. The winds have also been fairly strong, thus conditions for me to make this format painting on location have been somewhat restricted. Not good since I have 6 customers waiting for such a painting. The light breaking through the thickly covered cloudy sky, made for very interesting color reflections on the water. Painting that front part of the water was also quite a challenge, with water clashing in all directions, because of the underlining stone piers and the tide shifting, with strong winds affecting the waves to no end.