Monday, 7 June 2010
Beach Cafe South, The Hague
Strandpaviljon Zuid, Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm (inderdaad grot)
painted on location in 4 settings, May/June 2010
Private Collection, The Hague
It is still morning, however the mid day Sun has almost reached its zeinth (highest point) and is wanting to shower this beach with heat and light. People are arriving in large numbers, soon the beach will be covered wall-to-wall with delighted Dutch folk, who are well aware of the fact, that here in The Lowlands, you make it a priority to get to the beach, on such lovely warm sunny days. This is a first for il pittore, to work on such a large format on location. Exposed to the elements, in this case, the wind being a crucial factor. I was also risking the possiblity of getting fined by he local authorities, (oh don't they love to hand out fines in this neck of the woods!), as I had to position myself just behind that inconvenient barbed wired fence, to get this amazing view. If you scroll down my blog a few postings back, you will find the study made for this commission piece.
Again for your viewing pleasure, two details.