oil on canvas - 18 x 24 cm
reworked in my studio - Nov 2014
A cosy little story being told in this quaint scene of beach life. It is late in the afternoon, on a perfect summers day. Warm hues reflecting on the water, the tide is coming in and Jaap's castle is about to be washed away. He looks on with discontent, the pet Jackie also feeling sympathy for what is about to take place. Meanwhile happy Koosje with her new pink bathing suit runs gaily into the cool salty waters, all excited to get Mommies attention. This is just one of thousands of happy events taking place on Hollands coastline, during a cordial lazy summers afternoon. Brought to you especially on time for that unique gift on paakjes avond. Here in Holland, on the evening of Dec 5th, it is a tradition for Saint Nicholaas to pass by every homestead with his black Piets (assistants) with potato sacks full of gifts and rhymes, for children, big and small, assuring for a merry family get together. Here below you see the original painting I made, on location, back in July 2014. It would be interesting for me to know what you think of the changes made.