Saturday, 15 August 2009
Panoramic view of North Sea #5 09
That notorious Dutch Sky
oil on canvas
20 x 140 cm
painted on location - Thurs 13 August 2009 - SOLD
Yes ladies and gentlemen, that infamous Dutch sky. A marvel to look at, with only the slightest amount of imagination....one can find all sorts of shapes and formations. Great subject matter for taking pictures with a camera, but try painting it, your looking at a challenge, believe me. They are moving across the sky so fast, one has to just start building up a composition, and as hard as it is , just stay with it, and use the new coming clouds as reference only. Thus the situation captured on this canvas takes place in only a few transient moments, however it took me at least one hour to get that sky to work out on the canvas.