oil on canvas, 18 x 13cm
painted on location - Monday 11 March 2013
It's a winters day, extremely cold, Sun light is struggling to get through those thick creamy Dutch clouds. Rene PleinAir and I just finished freezing our toes off, painting at the Waalhaven, just 5 minutes walk from this location. We decided to sneak into a cafe for a warm cup of coffee before setting up once again for this quaint Montmarte type scenery. Thanks to the unfavourable weather conditions this painting was made as fast as possible, thus retaining a freshness that can often get lost when working too long on a painting.