Thursday, 27 June 2019

The windsurfer

De windsurfer,
oil on canvas - 15 x 30 cm
painted on location - Sat 22 June 2019
€295

Sail Schevening is in full swing, on this little painting you see the Minerva sailing out of the harbor entrance and one of the galleons out at Sea. However have a good look and you will notice a faint white strip just in front of the wave breaker , that is the surfboard and sail of the windsurfer! Nice formations of cumulus clouds castings huge shadows on the beach and water, makes for a dramatic composition. 


Thursday, 20 June 2019

A terras with a view

Een terras met uitzicht
oil on canvas - 50 x 70 cm
painted on location - Tues. 18 June 2019

€ 675

Really, one of the most colourful stretches of beach here in Holland. With that yellow juxtaposing to the blue. the green dunes and red trim on the beach club de Fuute, man those are the primary colours! Then add the elements like wind and light, and you have this delightful scenery. Now one might ask, "How does one catch the wind or the light?".... Physically that would be impossible, but as an image in this case an oil painting on linen, it is possible. With practise, patience and experience, I do it in this way. Not every ones cup of tea, as some like it more abstract, or some like it more messy. I could only do it my way, and thank goodness, there are enough people who appreciate the way I do do it.  Thus, as the Dutch saying goes, I could put bread on the table and wood in the fire.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

A fantastic day for sailing.

zeilwedstrijden zijn aan de gang,  
oil on canvas - 30 x 120 cm
painted on location - Sun 09 June 2019

SOLD

A fantastic day for sailing! Just enough wind, not too much, thus the beach goers also had a wonderful day. There was really nice wave action going on, so I decided to start the foreground of the canvas with just that. Of course what you see is just a glimpse of a much larger picture of all the competitions taking place

Fun and adventure at the Beach

Plezier en avontuur op het strand
oil on canvas - 40 x 100 cm
painted on location - Sat 01 June 2019

SOLD

Hey hey, finally that summer feeling is in the air. Temperatures have climbed up to a comfortable warmth,  thus allowing parents to let their kids play and have a splash by the waters edge. Finding myself at the beach, looking for subject matter to paint, well, it didn't take long to make a decision.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Two recent commissions


Vrouw met haar hond bij Zuid
oil on canvas - 40 x 80 cm
painted on location - 29 May 2019
SOLD

Here I was asked to include the beach cafe/restaurant Zuid, in the painting. They ordered a blue sky, thus they got it! Am glad there was some nice clouds floating around, which created some shadows, always makes a painting more interesting.



Gezicht op Zuiderstrand de Stillestrand
oil on canvas - 40 x 120 cm
painted on location - 28 May 2019
SOLD

On this commission, the order was to paint a windy beach scene, with the Sea at high tide, and those fluffy cumulus clouds a must. In this case was asked not to include the beach cafes, just an emphases on the Nature. Customer was happy with my effort, and that's what counts, on a commission piece.