Saturday, 19 May 2018

Light, air and space

Licht, lucht en ruimte
oil on canvas - 50 x 100 cm
painted on location - Tues 15 May 2018

€ 725

Take in that sea breeze, run, jump, stretch and roll over, do it again, ...and again if you can. Sing that song that brings joy to your heart, shout it out,...express your happiness because feeling the warmth of the Sun together with the cool salty air breeze on your bear skin is nothing less than ecstatic....There is an abundance of fresh air to breath, space enough to do your thing, and on days like this your loud voice is no match to the waves breaking on the shoreline....so is life on this our quiet beach of  The Hague.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Tall Ship Minerva, Second Harbor, Scheveningen

Het driemaster gaffelschoener "de Minerva,  Tweede Haven, Scheveningen
oil on linen - 50 x 70 cm  (20 x 28 inches)
painted on location - April 26 - May 2/3  2018

€ 725  (met hout baklijst 775)

Originally built in 1935 in Brake, Germany, over the years she has been fully restored and made seaworthy. This is the second time I paint this charming three master Tall ship, a true classic.  As a plein air painter she is a lovely subject to work from. Painting her with the Volvo Ocean Race billboard in the background, was a bit of a challenge, i had to tone down those vivid colours of the advertisement, thus the Minerva gets the attention she deserves. The light was perfect, casting shadows here and there, allowing me to observe all those juicy details, like the reflections on the calm water.