Monday, 25 January 2016
Old fashion Merry-go-round, Day version
oil on canvas - 30 x 80 cm
painted on location - 28 Dec 2015
Old Fashion Merry-go-round, Night Version
oil on canvas - 40 x 80 cm
painted on location - 27 Dec 2015
Here you have something a little different. I have been fortunate to be selected the official resident painter of this marvellous and magical vintage style, Carnival event. It takes place at Huijgenspark in The Hague, during Christmas and New Years Eve, (unfortunately not every year). I made a total of 10 works, most of which were made on the spot. I present here the works which concentrated on the merry-go-round (draaimolen). Mainly because of the kids shouts of joy, gave the whole atmosphere really a gay merry feeling. Also the colours and lights of the object itself was a delight to put on canvas. Below you see me getting started on the Night Version.