Saturday, 13 March 2021

Entrance to beach cafe Kaap Noord, Texel

Ingang naar strandpaviljoen Kaap Noord, 
of Paal 33, Texel 
oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm
painted on location - Sunday 7 March 2021

€ 825


Finding myself last weekend on the island Texel in the North of Holland, I was inspired to make this painting. Very cold but lots of sunlight and will it took sometime but finally found this quaint scene to put on the canvas.  Something about the tonal quality of this scene actually did the trick that got my creative juices flowing. As the sky for me was pretty well overcast, the sandy colors dominate and my palette stayed limited to earthy tones. Also was lucky to have the sunlight behind me lighting up the whole foreground  and once in a while right up to the horizon line. 


 

Children playground at beach cafe Zuid

 


Kinderspeelplaats bij strandpaviljoen Zuid,
oil on canvas - 15 x 30 cm
painted on location -  Tues. 2 March 2021

€ 235

Still winter here in The Lowlands, but was happy to make this very summery scene, thanks to the intensive sunlight we had on this day. Open only for take out as they are still preparing to open for the new season, this beach cafe is a favorite for the little ones. There ware also other play stations, however I didn't want to crowd the scene too much.


South Beach, The Hague #4 & #5

 



Children on the beach playing with pet dog 
oil on canvas - 18 x 24 cm
painted on location - Sat 27 Feb 2021

SOLD

One of the most popular places for children to be, on the beach! And of course the family pet dog loves to be their with them. The sky was clearing, however I loved the tones on the dunes and sand this overcast sky made, thus that was the theme I brought over. To give the viewer a focus point, the playful  scene was added.









Windy and sunny winter beach scene
oil on board - 30 x 40 cm
painted on location - Sat 27 Feb 2021

€ 475 

This painting was made right after I finished the above piece. As you see the sky opened up and light flooded in, creating a whole different scenario. You might also notice the high tide, resulting in a narrower beach. Added in the 3 seagulls that where dancing to the melody of the southwest wind. 

South Beach, The Hague #3 - 2021


 Zuiderstrand, Den Haag #3 - 2021
oil on canvas - 40 x 120 cm
painted on location - Thurs. 25 Feb 2021

SOLD

Early morning view of this beautiful piece of Holland. Winter skies are dramatic and always a challenge to paint. As usual, with these wide panoramic views I purposefully don't paint in too many people. The few that I do add are usually far off, which helps me bring over a since of depth.  One of the reasons that I like to make these paintings is to offer to the eventual owner of these paintings a sense of space and openness. In a small country as Netherlands this can be, and usually is,  much appreciated.