Saturday, 27 April 2013

Study for "Sail Center 107", Kijkduin, during sand storm

Studi voor "Sail Center 107", Kijkduin, tijdens storm
oil on MDF, 11.5 x 18.5 cm
painted - Thurs 18 April 2013

This little work was made just prior to the work which I posted 4 days ago. A different format, however it still gives a good rendering of the situation at hand. That was the development of the sand storm which was blowing loads of sand by the second past this club house.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Large view of South Beach, The Hague

Grote gezicht op Zuidstrand, DH (met veel Zon)
oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm
made on location - Sat 20 April 2013

Just a beautiful day to be out painting on location, last Saturday. Still windy and cold, but positioned out of the wind, it felt great! This is the new look of our beach here in The Hague, they have widened it considerably, and yes the ZandMotor is working just perfectly. You can actually see it under the smoke staks of Hoek van Holland. Had fun with the sky, resulting in an enormous amount of space offered to the viewers.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

"Sail Center 107", Kijkduin

Sail Center 107, Kijkduin, tijdens zandstorm,
oil on canvas, 30 x 120cm
painted on location - Thurs 18 April 2013

I was fortunate to be able to work from the terras of the Reddingsbergade (Life Gaurd Station), thus completely out of the wind. As you can see it was an extremely windy day, making it almost impossible to be at the beach. Featured on this canvas is a bike rider on the new path, he had the wind behind him, thus went by in a flash. You can barely make out the Atlantic Hotel and Kijkduin Boulevard, which kept fading in and out of view, depending on the amount of sand was being blown off the 'ZandMotor'! Here below a close up.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Beach Entrance #10, Soutn Beach, The Hague

Strandingang 10 Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on 3 wooden panels, 15 x 30 cm
painted on location - Tues. 16 April 2013

The wind was so strong it blew those clouds away from this scene in less than 5 minutes!  Of course I was being protected by my faithful new parasol, (already the wind broke one of  the wooden arms, which I promptly repaired). The beach cafe featured is called Staat. This is the entrance I usually use to go on the beach.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

View of Scheveningen from South Beach #1-2013

Gezicht op Scheveningen vanaf Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on MDF, 12 x 60 cm
painted on location - Tues 16 April 2013

Sunny yet very windy conditions yesterday on the beach. Just on time to get that opening in the cloud covered sky, later it got totally covered. For a small country we certainly have enormously wide open space on the coast. That is one of the reasons I like to paint at the Sea.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Stromy Seascape Studies/South Beach

Voorjaars gezichten op strand met hooge wind
oil on wooden panel, 10 x 15cm
painted on location - Tues  2 April 2013

Found myself on the beach for longer than I had planned. The top and the middle works had to be totally repainted as had an incident of the wind blowing the whole panel off my easel and flat on its face on the sand! Speaking of sand, the wind also contributed to these works by transporting fine particales onto the surface of these studies. Luckily most of it will brush off when the paint drys! Top work shows a woman who provides a dog walking service, this area of the beach is great for that, as they are free to run about without a leash. Crashing wave in the middle study. A jogger and dog owner against the light, as it became late afternoon thus figures get reduced to dark shadows against the bright light reflected on the waters surface.