Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The Sea, the sky, and the wind of South Beach, DH

The Gentle rolling wave
oil on canvas - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Thurs 4 April 2019

Here I set up my easel right up close to the shore line. The colors of the Sea where the main source of inspiration. However just catching the movement of the waters surface turned out to be a rewarding challenge.

View of Scheveningen from Zuiderstrand
oil on canvas - 15 x 30 cm
painted on location - Tues 9 April 2019

Still very cold, especially with high wind factor, thus working small. Here the view from in front of the beach paviljoen, De Staat. You can see that the sand of the beach is very messy, after weeks of stormy weather. 

Path in the Dunes, WestduinPark, DH
oil on canvas - 30 x 40 cm
painted on location - Thurs 11 April 2019

Love these typical Dutch skies, with drifting cumulus clouds. Everything is lit up, except for the  shadows caused by the mass of clouds. I think I will have to revisit this location with a much larger panoramic format canvass. 

Thursday, 4 April 2019

The Quiet Beach awakens

Het Stillestrand wordt wakker 
oil on linen - 90 x 150 cm
painted on location - Fri. 22 March 2019


The cold Winter season has ended, slowly the Spring begins to usher in a lusher palette of colour, as Nature takes delight in the warmth and extra sunlight. It is not too uncommon to come across such a view of this beach, especially in the early morning hours. The fog slowly lifting, during the time whilst I was creating this painting.  I worked with a hasty pace, getting on the linen as much information as possible, by the time I had decided to put my signature on this piece, the sky was entirely blue!   Below a close ups for your viewing pleasure.