Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Parents and their children at the beach #5

Ouders en hun kinderen op het strand #5
oil on linnen - 50 x 175 cm
painted on location - Tues 11 Aug 2020


The largest of this series was made on a really hot summers day, was off to an early start, thus most of the work was done, with comfortable temperature. I had to make use of the 3M parasol which I have ready for me at the strandpavilijoen De Staat, otherwise I would have melted in the heat! There is alot going on in this work, but not too much. I left out at least 70% of the crowds sunbathing or otherwise enjoying the fresh Sea water that afternoon. It was soo hot, i also felt compelled to take a dip in the Sea on a few occasions, with my shirt and shorts on.

Monday, 17 August 2020

Alberto Valentini Expo Aug-Sept 2020 Studio Flex

I am currently having an exhibition of my work at this gallery in the Vogelwijk, in The Hague
Mezenlaan 48E, 2566 ZJ.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Parent and thier children at the beach #4

Ouders en hun kindren op het strand #4
oil on canvas - 18 x 120 cm
painted on location - Thurs 6 Aug 2020


Seeing these paintings being created I having decided to make this into a series. I will most likely make a few more before this season is over. A safe place for parents to play with or let their kids find like minded kids in which to have a fun time at the beach. No life threatening under currents to worry about, which at this beach is really a concern! Unfortuneately the Life Rescue Birgade (reddingsbrigade) has their work cut out for them in these days. Below 2 close ups.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Parents and children at the beach #3

Ouders en kindren op het strand #3
oil on canvas - 40 x 120 cm
painted on location - Tues 4 Aug 2020


This subject seems to be developing into a series. I love the fun aspect of this subject. Kids having the time of their lifes. They feel safe, Mom or Dad is always nearby, and they make friendss instantly. Often they come and ask what am I doing. Or one of the parents or gaurdians bring a child nearby to have a look and explain what I am doing. Furthermore in thesse troubling times I feel this is an image that can bring delight and happiness intoyour household

Mates kicking the ball on the beach

Vrienden schoppen de bal op het strand
oil on MDF - 17 x  64cm
painted on location -  Thurss 30 July 2020


This is a classic view which I paint often. However every painting tellss a different story. Here it was early evening, as you can see space calor is to be found at this location. I was inspired to paint in those friends kicking a soccer ball, I liked the uniformity of their attire, and will it was jusst the right spice to give this view that special flavour.

Catamaran Club housse, The Hague, NL

HKZV, Zuiderstrand, DH
oil on canvas - 40 x 40 cm
painted on location - Tues 28 July 2020


On location this morning, extremely windy however lovely cloud formations. It took me a few wak arounds to make a decision as to find a subject matter worthy of sitting up my painting gear.  I have alayss liked this composition for a painting at my favorite beach, and as I was protected from the strong wind, will my mind wass made up, and this painting is the result.