Tuesday, 8 October 2013

After Summer view at South Beach, DH

Na Zomers gezicht, Zuidersrand, DH,
oil on canvas - 50 x 120 cm
painted on location - 25 Sept 2013

Private collection Nijmegen, Holland

We are well into the fall now , temperatures are much cooler, the scenery here is transforming rapidly. One- by-one the cafes and buildings on the beach are disappearing,  into their winter storage containers,  to a location somewhere safe. Far away from the tormenting winds of the tempestuous highly masculine North Sea. While on location working on this painting I was gifted with a multitude of those fluffy thick cotton-like clouds to choose from, in order to build up the composition.  One has to work quickly as those pretty masses of condensed  water don't hang around for too long!  The wind effortlessly carry them about,  tell they meet up with inhospitable air torrents that take pleasure in watching the water they hold being dumped on all those unfortunate Dutch citizens going about their daily business!

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