Thursday, 6 November 2014
Small Seascape & Autumn Colors in the dunes 3 & 4
Paal 36, Zuiderstrand, het Stillestrand
oil on canvas - 20 x 20 cm
painted on location - Tues 28 Oct 2014
Back on the beach for the first time in weeks, as I was very sick with a severe cold. Thus I decided to tackle only a small format painting and was inspired by this simple yet atmospherical subject. Of course I gave myself some freedom with the colour scheme, but really it was not far from the truth.
Herfstkleuren in de duinen #4
oil on canvas - 40 x 50 cm
painted on location - Sun 2 Nov 2014
donated to Canadian Embassy, The Hague Fund raising charity, Oct 2015
This canvas was made in the same afternoon as the one below! You can see how dramatically the whole scenery changes when the atmosphere shifts from sunny to overcast, in just a matter of minutes. I kind of like the idea of sitting up on the same location and painting what lies before me. A pleasure one experiences from plein-air painting
Herfstkleuren in de duinen #3
oil on canvas - 30 x 80 cm
painted on location - Fri 31 Oct & Sun 2 Nov 2014
This work was made in two sessions, due to the fact that I started it rather late in the afternoon, thus the bright lighting was vanishing at a rate that was impossible to keep up with. Not a problem, a couple days later the sun was shining in all its glory. Sit up early enough in the afternoon, and the work was finished.