Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Summer fun on the Wassenaarseslag beach

Wassenaarseslag, zomers strandgezicht
oil on canvas
20 x 50cm
Sun 19 Aug 2012SOLD

Everyone is having a ball on the beach here in Wassenaar these past days. With a wave of hot sun rays showering down on The Lowlands, the beaches were crowded and busy! In the horizon, the Pier and modest skyline of Scheveningen. On the foreground, loads of kids splashing about the warm waters left behind from the receding tide.  

Monday, 27 August 2012

South Beach, panoramic view

 Gezicht op Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on canvas, 30 x 150cm
painted on location - Fri 17 Aug 2012 SOLD 

It was early in the morning, these are among the 1st arrivals, by the time I was packing up to leave, with this painting completed, there must have been about 400 persons on this stretch of beach! What is fun when I have so many people in my view , I can pick and chose, who I want on the composition. Have you noticed the mother bending over to care for her little toddler? I like to keep the space empty, as it gives emphases on the basic elements. In this case, the hazily clouded sky, the Sea and the beach with sand nuances. When you live in a crowded house, like we do here in The Lowlands, you have a greater appreciation for space, thus also a reason for this composition. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Fun times at Southbeach, NL

Aan 't spelen, Zuiderstrand, DH 
oil on wooden door panel
27 x 82cm  -  11" x 32.5"      
Wed 15 Aug 2012 SOLD

It arrived a little late, but the summer is finally here to stay, in The Lowlands! Beach goers and holidaymakers can  feel at home once and for all. The Dutch and German tourists have never been so happy! Il pittore has been hitting the beach daily,  painting the situation at hand. Luckily I'm an early bird, as afternoons has been unbearably too hot to work.  As usual with this format, a close up to get an idea at the surface of the painting and a better look at the details.

Monday, 20 August 2012

A Day Out painting in Katwijk #2

At the Sea, study #1, 13 x 18cm, oil on canvas,
At the Sea, study #2, 18 x 13 cm, oil on canvas,
Children playing at Sea, study #3, 12 x 18cm, oil on canvas board,
Works made on location - Tues 3 July 2012

These were the other paintings made on that outing just over a month ago. As you may have  noticed, the sky had clouded over, right after these works were completed, thus the water colour shifted from blue/green/silver, to the greenish tints that you see on the previous posting. Shopping around for a unique birthday present, or a special gift for some other occasion? Maybe this is something for you! As you can see, il pittore, is sensitive to the present times and offers original paintings at affordable prices.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

A day out painting in Katwijk

Children playing at Katwijk,
24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas,
painted on location,  Tues 3 July 2012 - SOLD

North Sea with seagulls,
30 x 24 cm, oil on canvas,
painted on location, Tues 3-7- 2012 -SOLD                                                

As you can see, still catching up with paintings made some time ago! Went to paint with other Plein air painters at this sea resort town here in The Lowlands. Came back with five small format oils, here you have the first two. The sky was quite cloudy, giving the water this soft emerald green colour, which inspired me to make a painting of nothing else but the Sea, as is evident in the bottom piece.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Art Saleswoman in Dordrecht

De Kunstverkopster te Place D'Ary, Dordrecht,
oil on canvas
24 x 30 cm  -   (9.5" x  12")
painted on location - Sun 5 Aug 2012

Her name is Wilma and she can sell my paintings far better than I can! We were invited to take part in the Place D'Ary, art manifestation on the GrootHoofd square in Dordrecht. The weather was ideal for such an event, and really, is the reason why this scene was worth painting!  Talking about the play of sunlight. Lighting up the facades of the buildings, and the square.  Making its way onto bouncing off the multitude of people hinted at on the terras, and of course, most importantly, on the subject of this very work, the seller of the paintings.


Monday, 6 August 2012

View of The North Sea with surfers

Gezicht op de NoordZee met surfers
oil on canvas, 60 x 80cm
painted on location   -    Sun 01 July 2012

Painted more than 1 month ago, finally starting to catch up with posting of recently made works! A sunny yet very windy morning on the beach. Ideal conditions for learning how to surf, as one of these two persons featured on the extreme left of the canvas was doing. Interesting cloud formations sweeping by, and a sharp clear atmosphere characterises this homage to our at times formidable, North Sea.