Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Autumns Gold Suite

Herfsten Goud Suite, NH
oil on canvas - 30 x 120 cm
painted - Sat 16 Nov 2013

It's the time of the season to make these kind of paintings. With the tree ablaze with warm hues, it is certainly a feast for the eyes. Your heart and soul will certainly be warmed up on these cold damp autumn days! I love painting in Nature were it impossible to see one straight line! Every form curves, twists and bends, sometimes in the oddest shapes.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Autumn Gold melody in our dunes

Herfst gouden melodie in Westduinpark,
oil on linnen - 60 x 90 cm  (23 x 35 in)
painted on location - Wed 13 Nov 2013

I've been searching and searching in nearby forests to make a autumn gold painting. It seems that because of the late summer heat, Nature around here has gone a little out of wank, thus coloration of leafs is taken its sweet time.  Meanwhile right at my doorstep practically, there it was, right before my eyes.  On the path I use, to go paint all those beach scenes I make!  Now I know why Van Gogh loved yellow. It just makes you happy.  But to a painter, it does more than that.  It makes the canvas burst with vitality. Combined with the intense light of a low Sun, casting long shadows,  and an almost cloudless blue sky, you might need sunglasses to view this scene. When you have this painting hanging in your living room, you won't even have to turn the light on!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


KOOPJESHOEK - FROM THE TOP, (then left to right)

 Breelaan, Bergen NH, met herfst sfeer,  50 X 40cm -  €250 (was €675)SOLD
2. Herfst gezicht en 't bos   Bergen, NH, -   24 x 30 cm -   €75 (was €275)SOLD 
   4.  Mooie zomers herinnering.......... -     60 x 80 cm    -   €150  (was €375SOLD  
6. Koningenedag 2013, Bergen Centruum - 40 x 30 cm -  €125 (was €475)SOLD

Bringing art into the working class hero's home, that's my motto!

Here is a fine selection of recent and not so recent works made in and around Bergren NH. When I was on the Art market there it came to me to offer these and other works at a special studio clear out sale. I will be making more postings like this so start putting away some pocket money and low and behold, you may have the prestige of starting your own art collection! Have already sold 5 paintings from the koopjeshoekje concept, so don't hesitate, take action now.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Delightful Dutch Sky, No.1 & 2

Twee zeilers in rode en de gele boei, DDS #1
oil on canvas - 18 x 24 cm
painted on location - Wed  30 Oct 2013

Thank God we were granted some blue sky this week, with strong yet manageable windy conditions. Also I am grateful for having this window of time in order to get these two paintings done. Positioning myself as close to the shoreline as possible, and with the use of my trustworthy 3m parasol which I lay on its side and use as a wind breaker, I got on my knees and prayed that I might make something of the spectacular display of clouds and waves before me. Well as you can witness on your monitor, I believe my prayers were answered!

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Zeilen op de winderige noordzee, DDS #2
oil on linen - 20 x 140 cm
painted on location - Wed 30 Oct 2013

I already had this composition on the surface of this linen cloth, only the clouds and relentless wave action was missing. Waiting patiently for just over 3 weeks I finally got the chance to complete the painting to my liking. To appreciate this work you want to double click on it, then you will see it larger.