Thursday, 24 April 2014

Views of North and South beach, The Hague

Gezicht op Noorderstrand, vanaf ZwartePad
oil on mdf panel - 15 X 40 cm
painted on location - Tues. 15 April 2014

In both these works the wind is playing a major role. It was blowing really hard on this little panoramic view, as is evident by looking at those banners on the poles just in front of that beach cafe. I situated myself exactly were the Zwarte Pad meets the beach in Scheveningen.  As you can see the seagulls just love it! All they have to do is spread their wings and the wind sways them along so graciously.

Gezicht op Zuiderstrand, met Catamaran
oil on canvas board - 30 x 40 cm
painted on location -  Sat. 19 April 2014

The wind calmed down somewhat, but still making it unbearable for one to strip down to a swim suit to catch some Sun rays! However if one zip's up a wet suit and tackles the waves with such a vessel as this Cat being portrayed above, then you can handle the stalwart North Sea. It's late in the afternoon the light turns to a softer touch as it gently strokes the sails and other objects depicted in this cosy view.

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