Saturday, 10 August 2013

Beach Cafe/Restaurant "De Staat", South Beach.

Strandpaviljoen "DE STAAT", Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on canvas - 50 x 120 cm
painted - Thurs 8 Aug 2013

The sky was so beautiful with those thick fluffy clouds whizzing by. The lighting was just perfect on the object being painted, couldn't resist getting this on a large size canvas. Must admit the contrast of the dark beach cafe against the sunlit sand and dry dune grass together with the mass of clouds and sharp blue sky, make this composition an eye catcher.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Summer at the beach, South Beach, The Hague.

Zomer op strand, Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on canvas - 30 x 75 cm
painted on location - Fri 2 August 2013

With beautiful scenery like this, is it any wonder why the Germans come here to the beach, and most of the people living in The Hague, for that matter! Most beach goers had the comfort of a parasol, if they were wise!..... Finally I got to use my 3M parasol, for the purpose it is made, and not as a wind breaker, but a shade maker!  I must admit, at times I feel me very lucky to work on location, can you not blame me.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

XXL View of South Beach, The Hague #2

XXL Gezicht op Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on MDF - 35 x 185 cm
painted on location - Tues  23 July 2013

The heat wave is back!  This could have been made this morning, it would have looked like this at about 09.45hrs, just before the mass crowds arrive. Today I was on location, but not here, rather at Kijkduin boulevard, making a painting of the Zandmotor. Was on location at 9am, packed it up with a finished canvas at 12.30pm.  We here in The Hague are lucky to have such a beautiful beach at our doorstep! And yes I do agree that maybe the beach by you is nicer, because it is so, but nothing wrong with this scene. What a little sunshine can do to make us Dutchies in The Lowlands happy, is very much appreciated. Below 2 close ups for your viewing pleasure.