Friday, 17 May 2019


oil on linen - 20 x 115 cm
painted on location - Wednesday 15 May 2019


Got to the beach this morning, and nothing dramatic going on. Situation was very peaceful, the warmth of the Sun was good to feel, on what little exposed skin I had meeting the Sun's rays. It is still rather cold, thus the winter jacket is still in use. Thus I thought, why not just paint an image that brings across this feeling of tranquility and freedom, which I felt in that moment, thus this work was created.... Below a shot of the work in progress taken by a passer by, glad she shared it with me.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

South Beach, DH with high wind

Zuiderstrand met hoge wind
oil on canvas - 40 x 80 cm
painted on location - Tues. 7 May 2019

€ 725

What weather we have been having lately! Sky full with these huge cumulus clouds, moving swiftly in the direction the wind will have the go. Five minutes of hard rain, then sunlight breaking through for several minutes, then again a dark sky, luckily with no rain, oh but watch out here it comes, again a downpour of water.  For me in this situation the wind was in my favor as it blew those threatening clouds away, allowing me to work on this painting.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Path to the beach, The Hague

Strandaanslag # 10 - Westduinpark, DH
oil on canvas - 24 x 30 cm
painted on location - Thurs 18 April 2019


Here I decided to make a quaint scene of the beach entrance, were I usually go painting. I have taken the liberty to not paint in all the signs and posts, that one encounters at this location. However decided to add the typical so called "Oma fiets" that are very popular in Holland.