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
Zuidelijk Havenhoofd (Southern Harbour Head)
oil on canvas - 30 x 50 cm,
painted on location - Wed 20 Dec 2017
oil on canvas - 40 x 80 cm (larger than the above painting)
painted on location - Fri. 22 Dec 2017
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.