Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Three summer views of beach life....

Last swim
oil on mdf - 15 x 40 cm
painted on location - Wed. 23 July 2014

It is the evening of the day. The Sun is making its descent, thus the warm hues in the sky and on the water reflecting.

Zuiderstrand vanaf Aanslag 10,
oil on canvas - 50 x 120 cm  (fair size)
painted on location - Fri. 25 July 2014

Given the right conditions, this is has got to be one of the most beautiful beach ever! A delight to be able to paint it, and even a greater delight to be sharing the experience with my daughter and girlfriend.  If you want to experience this view you'll have to get out of bed a little earlier than usual, as this is painted in the morning, before the masses of people arrive.

                         "Greetings from the 4 of us, here seen in the white room,..... busy these days unpacking and sitting up shop 
                                                              in the new studio space, THE PENTHOUSE SUITE."  (picture taken by Selena)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer time, and the living is easy on South Beach

Zeilen op het NordZee,
oil on canvas - 30 x 200 cm
painted on location - Thurs 3 July 2014

The sky clears up after 2 days of windy rainy conditions, the waves still not settled down yet, a perfect day to sail these waters. For me a perfect day to sit up and paint the situation at hand. Not the easiest thing to do, working on location in this format. But I'm in the business of pleasing the art connoisseur, and I do what it takes.