Tuesday, 10 April 2012
South Beach, The Hague, #4-2012 with kite surfers
Gezicht op Scheveningens peir vanaf Zuiderstrand
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm - (24 x 32 inches)
painted on location - Fri 6 April 2012
Here you have the latest painting made on the beach. Just in time before the cold front set in, and brought with it some nasty weather. One could see it arriving, that wall of clouds just above the horizon line. It actually has warmer tints of purple grey, which have been too difficult for me to capture on this digital representation, but not too difficult to mix on my palet and get it right on the canvas! The season is just getting started at the Catamaran Sail Club, the two cats piled up on each other awaiting there proper spot on the grill. Next, the beach house 'Staat', followed by the red lighthouse of Scheveningen(top only visible), to the right you see the top of the tallest building at this popular beach resort, crowned with a golden ball, most likely representing the Sun. Some more details, but what caught my interest was those two kite surfer students, taking lessons of that most popular sport, here on the windy North Sea Beach.