Tuesday, 16 January 2018

even on a gloomy winters day

zelfs op een sombere winterdag
oil on canvas - 25 x 150 cm
painted on location/and in studio - Dec.2017/Jan 2018

€ 875 

There is beauty all around, it is in the details that one must pay attention.  Like the humming of the constant rolling waves, bathed in all the shades that an emerald green light has to offer. Or look to that warm glow through the mist, on the horizon.  Casting light on objects and buildings mysteriously coming and going, like one might recall, in a distant dream. Is it any wonder that while I was working on this painting on location the professional and amateur photographers alike were to be spotted, clicking away. capturing the moods of this soft and peaceful situation.   Yes all this and more, even on a gloomy winters day.




Friday, 5 January 2018

Schevening Harbour in the Mist


Het stille strand, slaapt
oil on board - 20 x 30 cm
painted on location -  Wed. 20 Dec 2017
€245 (complete with a suitable handsome frame)





Zuidelijk Havenhoofd (Southern Harbour Head)
oil on canvas - 30 x 50 cm,
painted on location - Wed 20 Dec 2017
€345





Buitenhaven Scheveningen
oil on canvas - 40 x 80 cm  (larger than the above painting)
painted on location - Fri. 22 Dec 2017
€ 545


These are the last seaside paintings made in 2017. Very much a winters atmosphere,  I rather enjoy painting in the mist. At least I don't have to deal with the wind, which can cause all sorts of problems.  For those of you who don't know these works were made in the same area, the above two, same spot, different views. 
What I like most of these type of scenarios is the mystical nature they bring forth. One could very well view these as thresholds to Infinity, not quite knowing what may lay beyond what is visible. Also worth mentioning is the meditative stillness represented in these works,  leaving one with tranquil feelings, inducing calmness.