Thursday, 15 June 2017

Solitude and Quietness at Sea

 Eenzaamheid en Rust op Zee
oil on canvas - 70 x 50 cm
painted on location - Sat. 3 June 2017

Imagine being on that sailboat and waking up to this situation. Everything is still, very gentle movement of the water, hardly noticeable, except for the distant cries of a few seagulls now and then, not a sound to be heard. In a country like Holland this situation is almost nowhere to be found., and lucky are the few that can experience it. Finding myself on the Island Vlieland, i was witness to this scene, and believe you me didn't waste any time in getting this situation on canvas. On the horizon barely visible is the island Texel. I was just in time to get these gentle nuances of colour recorded,  an hour later the sky broke open, creating a whole different scenario. Below a small work made as a study for this painting.

Studie voor Eenzaamhied en Rust op Zee
oil on canvas - 18 x 13 cm
painted on location - Sat 3 June 2017
€ 145

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Chase

de achtervolging,
oil on canvas - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Tues. 25 May 2017
€ 325

It's time to pack up and head home, but little Jaap is only interested in taking another dip in the fresh cool water of the North Sea, his mother doesn't agree and hastily chases him.  Finding myself on location, on South Beach, The Hague, at the beginning of the famous golden hour, (the time when the Sun is low enough to cast a warm light, ideal for painting),  I was witness to this situation. Luckily I was almost finished this painting, just it needed something extra, thus as quick as possible I painted the Mom chasing her boy, and am glad I did it quickly, as it seems to have captured the situation perfectly.  

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Kids at the beach

Kindren op strand 1
oil on canvas - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Fri 2 June 2017

Kindren op strand 2
oil on canvas - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Fri 2 June 2017

Kindren op strand 3
oil on canvas - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Thurs. 1 June 2017

First time for il pittore on the small island Vlieland,  really loved it their! I'm no stranger to small islands, have spent many warm days, working and painting on the tiny island Panarea, off the coast of Sicily,  a real jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. But Vlieland is on the North Sea, and to experience it with extreme warm weather is truly a blessing! I made a total of 5 paintings, next posting will show the other 2.  This theme of children at the beach is attractive to me at this time, hope you are not getting bored with these postings. Your feedback is always welcome!