Thursday, 27 May 2010
Invitation to fun and adventure, Wijk Aan Zee
Dagje uit op strand, Wijk Aan Zee
oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm
painted on location - Monday 24 May 2010
It is just past 8am, on a lovely morning this Holiday Monday here in Europe . Slowly people who slept in their beach houses are getting up, a mother takes a walk along the beach with her daughter, once in a while a jogger passes by. I just woke up 45 minutes prior, in a beach house attached to that beachcafe on the left. In the distance a cargo ship, probably making its way to Rotterdam, chatches the morning sunlight on its stern. The flags are being gently caressed by the sea breeze. Everything about this scene is an invitation to the seeker of fun and adventure on this stretch of ground, sea and air along the coastline, here in The Lowlands.