Friday, 19 October 2018

Autumn in Westduinpark, The Hague

Kwartelpad, Westduinpark, DH
oil on canvas - 50 x 150 cm
painted on location - Tues 16 Oct 2018

€ 1450

We have been having warm soft weather lately, ideal for working on location with such an enormous size canvas.  I have been at this location in the past and well, it never seizes to amaze me. I guess it has something to do with the view that opens up to the eyes, when one is coming out of the tree covered path from the Vogelwijk, to this wide open space leading to the Quiet beach. The locals here cherish this location, and God forbid should any Municipal agent grant a building permit to a developing company that would just love to build a hotel resort at this spot....all hell would break loose, and the citizens would take to the streets to prevent such an action, and I would be one of them!

                                                                               Here you have a picture of the work in progress at the location

The Hofvijer # 6, The Hague

De Hofvijer, DH  # 6
oil on canvas - 30 x 50 cm
painted on location - Sat 13 Oct 2018


Here I present to you the latest work made on location in this series. Autumn colours have definitely sit in, making this rendition gaily colourful. The tolerance flags were lined up on the other side of the pond, which just so happen to fit in nicely with the colour scheme. This painting is available with a handsome gold leaf frame from Italy, if you so choose.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Hofvijer #4 and #5, The Hague

De Hofvijver, DH #4
oil on canvas - 55 x 45 cm
painted on location - 29 Sept. 2018


Further developing this series, I decided to walk down the street towards the Mauritshuis. In order to get in the lamp pole and fence I painted from the other side of the street.

De Hofvijver, DH. # 5
oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm
painted on location - 3/5/9 Oct. 2018

€ 945

This time a rather large format for plien-air painting, I decided to capture these lovely warm tones as the leaves of the trees are entering their autumn phase. Also the Sun being lower than it usually is, this also helps to intensifies the warm colors of the buildings. Is it any wonder that this is the most photographed corner of The Hague, I mean it's bloody breathtaking, wouldn't you agree?

                                                                                      here you see me working on #4 in this series

The Hofvijver #3, The Hague

De Hofvijver, DH #3
oil on canvas - 30 x 120 cm
painted on location - 13/20/26/27 Sept 2018

€ 925

Here I have decided to use a format that I commonly use when I paint a seascape or beach scene. I believe it works with this subject as well, as it captures the vast open space quite appropriately. Below a picture of me taken while I was working in the 3rd session. In this manner you get an idea of the actual size of this painting, which as you see is not the least a small work!