Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Parents and their children at the beach #1

Ouders en hun kindren op het strand #1
oil on linen -25 x 175 cm
painted on location - Thurs. 21 May 2020

 It was i think the hottest day of the year so far, and even with the social distancing, it looked very crowded but thanks to the enormous wide beach, everyone had enough space to have fun and for the kids, excitement. It waas a pleasure for me to pick and choose the figures to compose this painting.

For your viewing pleasure here below a detail of this painting.


begin van een mooie zomers dag met gezicht op Kijkduin 
oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm
painted on location Thurs 21 May 2020

The begin from a beautiful warm summers day at the Quiet beach in The Hague. Nice cool breezes as shown in the lively clouded blue sky. People just arriving, it's gonna be a busy day. That's why i like getting out on location early, get the job done and head off to my cool studio.


Gezicht op Kijkduin in het klien
oil on canvas - 24 x 18 cm
painted on location - Fri 15 May 2020

Not too often but now and then I get inspired to make a portrait format rendering of the beach here in The Hague, as is evident in this little study made not so long ago.

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Family fun by the Sea

Familie uitje aan Zee
oil on canvas - 30 x 120 cm
painted on location - Monday 27 April 2020


My latest painted on a day the was comfortably warm, not really hot like in summer. With all this social distancing going on, there really is no place better to go than the spacious beaches we have right ar our doorstep. As long as not thousands show up at the same time, it is quiet safe. A simple composition, made lively with the those water pools on the forground, showing reflections of the kids enjoying the fresh water. A detail below, as this format is really difficult to represent properly on this social platform.