Wednesday, 30 March 2011
The new look, South Beach/DH (re-painted)
Recente gezicht op Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on canvas
40 x 120 cm - (16 x 47 inches)
painted on location - Tuesday 29 March 2011
I set up my gear directly in front of strand pavilion 'de Kwartel', locating myself half way between the dunes and the coastline. Facing south, in the direct Kijkduin, I was inspired by the light and somewhat foggy condition at hand, to work on this panoramic format canvas. Ideal for the new look of our beach, as it has undergone and is still undergoing, a major filling and widening process. We here in Holland love this, as it just means more room for us! In a small country, filled up shoulder-to-shoulder, this is a much valued comodity. On a more practical reason, this is being done to prevent the coastline from being entirely washed up, due to the predicted rising sealevel!