Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Impressions from Noordwijk Painters Festival 2010

Painting at Sea side, Noordwijk Aan ZeeMonday 21 June 2010 (late afternoon)

Here I am on my knees, yet once more, getting just the right view necessary to paint the scene which is on the painting just below. This is the 1st of 28 paintings (officially 26 submitted to the festival, 2 were completely re-painted, thus 28!) made on location starting Monday 21 to Sunday morning 27th June, at this fantastic painting event. Probably the best painters festival in the world, for sure #1 in Europe. And luckily for il pittore it takes place just 25 klm up the coast from were I live. I haven't missed this event for the last 8 years now. Together with a total of 84 painters, working on location, I had the time of my life.

Here you have solid prove, that my works are indeed "fresh from the easel" The festival is about to begin, it is almost 8pm and I am about to register my first 2 paintings. (If you look carefully on top of this picture you see a smalll 18 x 24 cm, made right after the 30 x 90 cm was finished)

This is a view looking south from the beach at Noordwijk, 60 x 80 cm, 1st of 6 paintings made on the 2nd day of the festival.

By day 3 of this week, the weather took everyone by surprise and jumped up to a most welcomed 28 degrees celsius. I found a comfortable spot in the shade next to a beach cafe called 'the seagull'. Thus I made two paintings of this scene. The beach entrance to the cafe has this lovely bronze of a mermaid, I noticed the play of light bouncing off her, thus was inspired to make this 18 x 24 cm canvas, and a 30 x 60 cm as well.

These 2 paintings (above, 30 x 90 cm, below 20 x 140 cm) were made on day 5.
I had two easels set up and I made these works simultaneously. Thank God I had the shade of my own parasol to asist me in seeing what the @/ beep !* $# I was up to on these paintings. Have you noticed the karate kid practicing his kick on the long painting here below! Thus North view shown on top, south view here under.

This is merely a selection of the 26 paintings. Next posting well feature one of the 2 paintings that did not sell, thus a total of 24 art works from il pittore have found there way into peoples homes. If events like this would take place on a regular basis, say once/twice a month, I'd be a millionare in no time!

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love the long skinny format. Beautiful paintings, Alberto.