Thursday, 13 December 2012

South Beach, DH, Winter Seascape #2

Gezicht op het Atlantic Hotel, Vanaf Zuiderstrand, DH,
oil on canvas, 30 x 90cm
painted on location - 12 Dec 2012,  (12-12-12)

Fantastic winter sky today at the Sea. So it was a real treat to get to paint this scene. However the temperature was very, very low. Although I was warmly dressed, my toes and fingers  were starting to get numb, by the time I decided to call it quits on this canvas. Was inspired by the combination of warm and cold greys that went up in covering most of the canvas. I purposely highlighted the Atlantic Hotel, Kijkduin, as have been invited to hang up an exhibition of my paintings, next Febuaury 2013, (will keep my followers posted on that opening). Below a close up of a couple and their pet dog, strolling along the beach. Some people have the nerve to call the figures on my seascapes, puppets! Upon a close look at this detail, you will see that they are not at all puppets, but rather expressive figures, communicating with gestural movements.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Panoramic Winter Seascape #1 -2012

Panoramisch Winters Zeegezicht #1
oil on canvas, 30 x 150cm
Sat. 8 Dec 2012 - (12.00 - 16.15hrs)
Zuiderstrand, DH

Maybe hard to believe with the weather we are now experiencing in Holland, but this was the situation on the beach just a few days ago! Calm, serene waves gently brushing the moist sands of the south beach in Den Haag. Cold as a whip however, and for this I had multi-layered clothing on, from head to foot! This picture is worth having a closer look at, so I recommend you double click on the image.