Thursday, 20 July 2017
A visit to Delft
Study for Oude Jan in the spring
oil on wood panel - 13 x 18 cm
painted on location - Tues 9 May 2017
Oude Jan in the spring
oil on canvas - 50 x 30 cm
painted on location - In 3 sessions April/May 2017
Was fine to be back in Delft earlier this season. Years ago I was regularly going here to paint and sketch in this picturesque small city. Known to many, as the birthplace of one of Hollands greatest painters, the master Johannes Vermeer. The city centre has remained pretty much the same as it was when originally built, centuries ago. A favourite destination for tourists, scholars and artists alike.
View of the City Hall during market
oil on wooden panel - 13 x 18 cm
painted on location - Thurs 13 July 2017
On a more recent visit, I was inspired to paint this market scene, with the typical Dutch city hall construction as a setting. Always that renowned Dutch sky lingering around, with its clouds saying, "go ahead paint us if you can, but you better be fast, because we are moving on down, carrying loads of water we need to get rid of "