Monday, 11 January 2010
Winters Magic # 2, Nootdorp, Holland
Winters landscap #2, Dobbeplas, Nootdorp
oil on 2 canvas boards
18 x 48 cm - (7 x 19 inches)
painted on location - Thurs 07 Jan 2010
This painting was made shortly after I finished the previous posting. As the sun was shining, and no wind to speak of, I took it upon myself to take advantage of the lovely warm hues caressing the distant treetops. Was also inspired by those enthusiastic skaters who dared this not compeletly frozen pond! You should be able to see the opening, just under the horizon line, left side. You may think I'm crazy, working outside in the extreme cold, I want to quote a famous 20th Century American Artist/Teacher, Robert Henri, to explain were I'm coming from.
"You can do anything you want to do. What is rare is this actual wanting to do a specific thing: wanting it so much that you are practically blind to all other things, that nothing else will satisfy you. When you, body and soul, wish to make a certain expression and cannot be distracted from this one desire, then you will be able to make a great use of whatever technical knowledge you have. You will have clairvoyance, you will see the uses of the technique you already have, and you will invent more."
(pg. 125 The Art Spirit)
As mentioned above, 2 paintings for the price of 1!
You have the option of having the panels side by side, thus creating one horizontal piece, as I have presented. Or you can choose to hang each panel on its own.