Tuesday, 28 January 2014

XXL Seascape, 'the feeding'

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XXL zeegezicht, 'het voederen', Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on canvas, 40 x 200 cm (very large)
painted started on location - Oct 2013, finshed in studio Jan. 2014

Back by popular demand, a homage to the vast North Sea, and to bring that sensation in your living or office space, a format that properly represents that vastness! After a storm, the coast line is scattered with living shell life that provides optimal feeding for seagulls. For those of you who live in Holland,  and would like to see this in the real, just drop me an email, I'll receive you in my spacious studio/gallery space.

Monday, 20 January 2014

View of Scheveningen on a Sunny winters day.

Gezicht op Scheveningen vanaf Westduinpark, DH
(winter beach scene #2-2014)
oil on canvas - 30 x 150 cm
painted on location - Sun 12 Jan 2014

As is difficult to give a proper photo representation of these panoramic views, below two close ups for your viewing pleasure. This view might be totally blocked off within a couple of years! Disturbing the Natural beauty that still abounds in this park area. We are very lucky here in The Hague to have this! As Joni Mitchell said back in the 1960's, "You take Paradise, to put up a parking lot".....

Monday, 13 January 2014

The clear up, after storm, South Beach, DH

't opklaren na storm, Zuiderstrand, DH
(winter beach scene #1-2014)
oil on canvas - 50 x 100 cm  (20 x 39 inches) 
painted - Fri 10 Jan 2014

First plein - air painting of the new year, and am glad I had the chance to begin it with a bang, (loud, busy painting). I choose to stay close to the dunes, and not near the sea, somewhat protected from the wind and besides the composition was just what I needed. With these conditions, rather difficult to work this size, outdoors on location.  Was lucky could  position my canvas in the direction of the wind, and had to anchor my gear down with a bag full of sand,  thus got the job done!