Friday, 3 April 2009

Regentesseplein, The Hague #4/09

Ode on Queen Emma, of The Netherlands
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
painted on location in 15 settings March - April 2009

private collection, The Hague

Here I am again back in the neighbourhood, painting on one of The Hague's most beautiful squares, the Regentesseplein (funny it is round, yet in English a plein is a square). This scene is loaded with details, that were for me quite the challenge, first off, to get them all in, and secondly, to keep a painterly quality on the surface. Early morning scene, not too many people out and about as yet, however I choose not to include persons because there is already enough information for the viewer to digest.


Mariano Zucchi said...

Der Alberto,
Lovely impression of the square, the lamp post with shadow is a great touch;the complicated buildings are well executed with a nice range of red. Red and green reinforce each other. I think Queen Emma would be proud of you.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...