Tuesday, 19 May 2009

View of South Beach, The Hague, #4/09

Windy conditions with Scheveningen's Pier in the distance
oil on masonite
10 x 15 cm (postcard size)
painted on location Saturday 16 may 2009  -   SOLD

A little price to pay for such an expansive view. Just a quick sketch done in oils. Sometimes the less you do, the more you get accomplished. The bottom half of the beach was done with one broad brush stroke, the upper portion shows the prepaired ground I painted on. The sun was shining on the pier for only a few minutes at a time, now and then, during the duration of my recording this scene. Sorry about the sand, I guess Mother Nature wanted to add her part. It will come off eventually, once the paint is good and dry.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

View from South beach, The Hague #3/09

Flying high with typical Dutch Sky
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm
painted on location Saturday 16 May 2009


Dutch skys are not renowned for nothing. Many a painters have made the pilgrimage in order to paint the celebrated Dutch skies. Claude Monet from France, Robert Henri from America, just to mention two. It feels good to be back at my favorite spot, on the beach. Even though it was a haphazard weather situation, the wind was cooperating with me in keeping those threatening clouds up and moving. That seagull also appreciated the wind, as it carried her about in a most gracious manner. Love to hear from you, why not drop me a line or two.