Sunday, 2 October 2016
oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm
painted on location - 14 Sept 2016
This is no doubt one of the best paintings I made in 2016. Depicted is the recently renovated Catamaran club house of The Hague. I think the position of the primary colored objects at the end of the row of catamarans, ads a certain attraction to this piece. The soft atmospheric condition caused by the extreme heat of the Indian summer temperature has helped in creating a feeling of tranquility to the scene. I'm glad I decided to get out on location, on this dayof September 2016. Sometimes for a painter, it pays to get out there early and catch the shadows, which usually add in the composition of the work at hand.
oil on canvas - 20 x 140 cm
painted on location - 13 Sept 2016
The Indian summer has been with us for a long stay this year, and most Dutch people are very content with this decision of Mother Nature. I have been able to get on location on a few of these days, and bring to you a the warm moments, to enjoy any time of the year. This format seems to be custom made for our beach here on the coast of The Lowlands. Below a detail of the above painting, showing a sunbather taking in all those nurturing Sun rays.