Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Panoramic views of North and South Beach, DH

Gezicht vanaf Noorderstrand met Scheveningen Pier
oil on canvas - 30 x 150 cm
painted on location 4x - April/May 2014

This was a bit out of my usual outdoor painting location, but still very challenging and exciting to do. The young family featured on the for ground are the happy owners of this work. So you see I was asked to make this painting, a commission, if you will. At the right time of the day, and with such atmospheric conditions as
shown on this painting, this sceen can bring a smile to your face, when faced with a dark benelux grey winters day. Like I say to my potential buyers, affordable paintings for unaffordable space!  

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Gezicht vanaf Zuiderstrand met catamarans
oil on canvas - 30 x 150 cm
painted on location - Sat 17 en Sun 18 May 2014

This is my usual or should I  say favored painting location. Easy to get to, don't have to pay for parking. It is never really busy, because on this stretch of beach you are allowed to bring your pet dog for a walk! If you have been following me these last couple of years, you should be quite familiar with this view. However I'll bet you all the money which I have, the paintings are never exactly the same! That's precisely why I have fallen in love with making these seascapes.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

AtBS #2,3,4-2014

Pad naar Zee, Westduinpark, DH, (AtBS #2 -2014)
oil on canvas - 30 x 80 cm
painted on location - Tues  20 May 2014

The most recent painting of my last creative outburst. Here you see the sea from  high op in the dunes. These people are on their way to enjoy the beach with the warm sunny weather we have been experiencing lately.

Dagje op strand, (AtBS #3- 2014)
oil on canvas - 40 x 120 cm
painted on location - Wed 16 July 2014

Here you have a scene showing kids and families having fun or just chilling out on the beach. I was positioned near the beach cafe De Staat, and the view is looking North. Was lucky the Minerva was sailing by in all its majesty. In fact I was so inspired I decided to knock off the little study you see below.

                                                                      De Eendracht
                                                               oil on canvas - 13 x 18 cm
                                               painted on location - Sat. 17 May 2014  -   SOLD

Moeder en kind op strand -(AtBS#4-2014)
oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm
painted on location - Fri 16 May 2014

With the warm temperatures rising,  it didn't take long before the beaches started filling up. However this is an enormous beach, thus there is still lots of space for everybody and their dogs. Still quite early in the day, when the light is just right for such views to paint.

Friday, 16 May 2014

ATBS #1-2014,The Conversation.

ATBS#1-2014, het gesprek,
oil on canvas - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Tues 13 May 2014

A lovely sunny afternoon, however still quite windy and somewhat chilly as the aftermath of the cold spell we just had hasn't settled yet. These two young girls found that by sitting on the ground allows the wind to pass over them, thus the warmth of the Sun feels soothing. If you are wondering about the title, ATBS is short for 'at the beach series'. In these works the subject becomes the people at the beach, they are not off in the distance but rather up front, and usually become the focal point for the painting.