Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Beach scene # 1, Texel, Holland

Strand gezicht#1 Texel, NL
oil on canvas
30 x 60 cm
painted on location - Friday 9 April 2010(early morning)


The saying goes, "The early bird gets the worm". And beleive you me, there is much truth in that! This light situation only takes place for roughly 3/4 of an hour, after which the contrasts fade away, and a most welcomed blinding light dominate the situation at hand. Texel is the first of a series of islands known for their spectacular Natural habitat, both on and off the land. The cloudy skies are a painters paradise, hardly ever a dull moment, as thanks to the breezy Northernly wind, they are usually on the move. This results in extended hours of direct sunlight, which us less fortunate citizens of The Lowlands, can't get enough of!

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