Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Plein, The Hague


Plein, Den Haag
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm
painted on location - Monday 22 Nov 2010


Here we are back in The Lowlands! This painting was made more than a week ago. Thank God, because it is now bitterly cold here in The Hague. Temperatures have dropped to well below -14 degrees Celsius! The chap featured on the cement podium happens to be this countries first official King, William Van Orange I. I might be wrong, so if you know better please let me know. With the leaves all fallen off the trees, one gets a glimpse of the stately buildings surrounding this perstigiuos Square (Plien in Dutch). Directly behind the statue is the Mauritshuis. Home to some of this countries most beloved paintings, such as, The Woman with the Golden Earing by Johannes Vermeer.

2 comments:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

It's just turned bitterly cold here in my home in Kentucky(US) too. I love seeing your paintings. Nice work!

Alberto, il pittore said...

Thank you Kimberly,
will check you out and good luck,
alberto