Monday, 19 April 2010
Lighthouse, Texel, Holland
Vuurtoren met s'avonds licht, Texel,NL
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
painted on location - Friday 9 April 2010
Just behind me and above my left shoulder the Sun was beginning its descent. Thus the colors in the sky and land are bathed in warm hues. The lighthouse absorbs the light in a rather fashionable manner, casting off a remarkable hue of Cadmium red. These Islands are renowned for their lighthouses, I'm sure that the American artist, Edward Hopper (1882-1967), would have delighted in painting them. Just to give you an idea of the size of this building structure, I painted two figures walking up the dune.