Thursday, 6 August 2009

View from South Beach, The Hague, #8/09

Peaceful, sunny morning at The North Sea
oil on canvas
30 x 90 cm
painted on location - Monday 3 August 2009


Will, finally the warm weather has settled in. The start of a lovely day here in The Lowlands. A few sailors on the horizon enjoying the fresh breezes, coming from a westerly direction. The skies are always difficut to paint, especially the clouds. Forever shifting in form, being tossed about by those high gails. A colleague reminded me sometime ago, that clouds are vaporous gases really, nothing solid about them at all. Thus keeping this in mind while I paint them has brought about some rather successful results.

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