Thursday, 28 February 2013

Seagulls, abundance and The North Sea

Meeuwen, overvloed en de Noordzee
oil on canvas, 30 x 150cm
painted on location - Thurs 21 Feb 2013

No shortage of feeding for these seagulls and a few crows. Brought up by the natural movement of the tide, a variety of shelled sea creatures, become a source of life sustenance to this group of  feathered beings. While painting this scene I had this thought ringing in my head, the Good Lord doth provides, for creatures large and small!  Personally I'd rather say,  Mother Nature provides. But that is only a play with words. The point is I am convinced that there is an overflow of Abundance on this planet, however there may be a misconception with ownership and distribution!
BTW,  for your information, what you see here is the most Northerly point of the Zandmotor,  joining up with the beach at Kijkduin.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

A Soft Winters Seascape #2 -2013

"Een zachte winters zeegezicht" 
#2 - 2013
oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
painted - Monday 18 feb 2013


This painting  was made just before the the one I published on my last posting, thus 2 works were made on that session. Simple, non complicated composition....looks easy, yeah right....Here is a quote from a well known Artist...... What one has most to work and struggle for in painting is to do the work with a great amount of labour and sweat in such a way that it may afterwards appear, however much it was laboured upon, to have been done almost quickly and almost without any labour, and very easily, although it was not. (Michelangelo) 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Sunny Winters day at Kijkduin

Zonnige Wintersedag, Kijkduin
oil on canvas, 30 x 90cm
Jan/Feb 2013 SOLD

Have worked on this painting on several occasions, both on location and finally in the studio. Of course we had that snow storm which changed the situation of this view totally! Anyway got it off just in time for the exhibition opening this coming Sunday, in that very large building which is, the Atlantic Hotel, in Kijkduin. The play of light, casting shadows, creates tension and helps in defining the space. Ones eye is gently ushered far away to the vanishing point, by both the beach line and the white fence at the boulevard. Here below a picture of an on location session, taken by my daughter Selena!