Friday, 5 September 2008

Catamaran Clubhouse, (ZVDH) The Hague #3/08

Catamaran Sailing Clubhouse, South Beach, The Hague
oil on canvas
50 x 70 cm ( This is a good size painting, not too big and not small)
painted on location, Sept. 2007, (1st attempt), and 4th Sept 2008.


I'm finally glad to have this painting completed. It has been hanging in my studio, for almost a year now, unfinished. Yesterday the situation on the coast was almost the same as last year. As a result of weeks of high winds coming from the sea, sand has piled high near the edge of the dunes, thus the vessels are partially buried in the sand. Two club members, probably just came by to check that all is secure, no doubt hoping that the wind will die down somewhat, thus making it possible to for them to take thier babies out to sea. The surface on this canvas is thick with oil paint, thus was hard for me to get a sharp focus. Details like those two herring fishing boat, are not easy to see, thus this work looks much better in the real.


Jane Walker said...

Well after living with this for a year I am also glad to see it finished although I guess I will miss it - and as always when you spend a little longer on your works you get a different kind of result - a very polished work - well done..

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Ah, the unfinished ones.
But, you did a great job here. I love the lines of the fence and the masts. Nice composition. Congratulations.