Monday, 23 July 2018
View of Scheveningen from Southern harbor pier
Gezicht op Scheveningen vanaf zuidelijk havenhoofd
oil on linen - 30 x 170 cm
painted on location in several sittings - June/July 2018
Man oh man Scheveningen is the place to be this summer, especially if you are a sailing enthusiast. The Volvo Ocean Race just came to a close in this harbour, just 2 weeks ago. Shown on this painting you see the 7 racing yachts, anchored on a specially built port for the occasion. Featured on the left side of this scene, is a look at a World Class sailing competition which just took place a few days ago. I know this because the Mother of a sailor in one of those sailboats approached me whilst I was making this painting, told me all about the competition! And of course a regular common feature at this location, a fisherman's boat coming in with the daily catch.
Because this format painting looks deceivingly small on this social media platform, I must share with you a couple of close ups, so you get an idea of the details. When you look closely, you'll see two bicycle in motion on the Northen Havenhoofd.