Sunday, 29 March 2020

Pond in the dunes, The Hague

De duinplas, Westduinpark en Stillestrand,
Oil on canvas - 80 x 120 cm  (31" x 47" )
painted on location - Sat.21 March 2020

€1250

The winter is almost at an end, one can feel the warmth thanks to a welcomed Sunny day. City dwellers love taking advantage of this situation and are to be seen walking through the many walkpaths found in these dunes.Last year I started a series at this very location. For the first time in 2020 I have decided to further develop this series with this fresh new painting. Actually what I have done here is rework a painting I made last year in Feb.  Here below a picture of what it looked like originally.


Friday, 13 March 2020

Pier and Ligthouse, Schevening

Gezicht op Schevening, met Pier en Vuurtoren
oil on canvas - 18 x 24 cm
painted on location - Mon 9 March 2020

€ 235

I have been looking at this view of Schevening for many years now, but this is the first time I actually paint it. And am glad I did so,  while still the lighthouse is in full view. The people from The Hague know what I am talking about, for you others, that low building in front of the red tower will be demolished soon, and up will be going a luxury apartment building, which will then make this view no more!

Thursday, 5 March 2020

The Hofvijver, The Hague # 14

Een mooie winters dag bij de Hofvijver, Den Haag
oil on canvas - 40 80 cm
painted on location - Wed. 4 March 2020

€ 625

Here I am yet again further developing this Hofvijver series. If you want to know what inspired this view, just take a look at that sky! However, not only those lovely clouds floating about, but the light fall was very captivating for me. I have exaggerated the colors a little in order to give it a fresh happy look, which happens to be one of the reasons I paint, to bring some happiness into peoples lives.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The Pier, Schevening #1-2020

Pier, Schevening #1-2020
oil on canvas - 40 x 120 cm
painted on location - Thurs. 6 Feb 2020

€ 725

I took full advantage of the nice weather we experienced here in The Lowlands last week, thus went to visit the North Beach and decided to make this painting with the theme the Pier, renowned landmark of the coast in Holland. As the weather is still rather chilly not too many people to be seen, however always pet owners taking their beloved dog for a stroll on the beach. Got out on location early enough to catch the Sun highlighting aeras of the buildings and other objects in this sceen. I will be visiting this strech of beach on many more occasions this year, thus the title shows this.





Monday, 10 February 2020

Westduinpark and beach entrance # 7, The Hague

pad met uitzicht, Westduinpark, DH
oil on canvas - 20 x 30 cm
painted on location - Wed. 5 Feb. 2020

€ 285

When the Sun shines magic in tthe dunes takes place. The dark shadows in contrast with the lightened areas creates all sorts of forms and shapes, a feast for the eyes really. And yeah we outdoor painters love this scenario. It felt fine for me to be on a location where approx. 12 years ago I started working on my ongoing, Wet Paintings from The Lowlands project. I would like to express a special thank you to all the persons that have been following me in these years.



A winters day, at Zuiderstrand
oil on canvas - 20 x 60 cm
painted on location - Wed 5 Feb. 2020

€ 285

Since it was such a nice sunshiney day, I decided to head down to the beach from the spot where I made the above painting (and that was somewhere approx. just under the 1st cloud hovering over the dunes on the left side). Thank God there wasn't much wind  thus this work was possible to make. It took years but finally the dunes are starting to get covered with vegetation once again. It was decided about 5 years ago by the city counsel to take away all vegetation that was not natural to this habitat, much to many peoples disappointment mind you. There are five persons on this painting, three just under the post with the orange object, and the other two off in the distance on top of one of the highest points in the dunes.


The Hofvijver, The Hague #13

De Hofvijver, DH #13
oil on panel - 22 x 75 cm
painted on location - Tues. 28 Jan 2020

€ 385

Here I am back at this fantastic location, which never ceases to inspire me. We are in the thick of the winter here in The Lowlands, as it shows on the trees. However no matter what season, the scenery is always charming to paint for me. Also a favorite place for tourists to snap pictures.