Friday, 24 April 2009

The Old Haven, Gouda

Gouda Oude Haven
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
painted on location, Thursday 23 April 2009

Destroyed (painted over)

Can't get more Dutch than this. I even put in two Dutch flags, of which one is also being reflected on the water! I think the strenght of this painting lies right there, with the water. I was well into the painting and for some reason, it just wasn't pulling together. Finally decided to apply a dark green to cover most of the surface, and then started to paint all those reflections, and wave actions. That seems to have done the trick.


Darlene Twitchell said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Alberto,
great descriprion for the struggle with Old Haven, i love the composition and you right, very Dutch.

René PleinAir. said...

It was a great Day Alberto.

Not to be a ant-#@$@er, but the reflecting flag is upside down ;-)