Sunday, 20 June 2021

Baby, the fog must lift...



Schat, de mist moet optrekken,
oil on canvas - 30 x 120 cm
painted on location - Thurs 10 June 2021

€ 945

On one of my latest painting excursions to South beach, The Hague, wasn't much happening, just usual  sunlight, was contemplating packing up, but something, a feeling said to me, just wait. Close your eyes meditate a bit and wait. Well that voice served me well! In came this thick fog, rolling up from the sea and totally filled the atmosphere with mystery  and intrigue. Now that was worth painting. Quickly as possible set my gear up and within minutes was laying the paint on to create this scene. I imagine the sailors ready to sail out in their cats, possibly one of them was on his mobile talking to his wife, saying "Schat, de mist moet eerst optrekken".. 




Friday, 4 June 2021

Schevening Beach Scene & Zuiderstrand beach scene

 


Noorderstrand, Schevening 
oil on canvas - 30 x 120 cm
painted on location - Sat 29 May 2021

€ 825

Here a typical view of Schevening from just past the ZwartePad beach entrance.  An area frequented by nudist sun bathers, as this is far away from the huge crowds in Schevening.






Cats ready, Zuiderstrand DH,
oil on board - 16 x 24 cm
painted on location - Sun 30 May 2021

€ 195

Just a quick oil study of a typical scene on Zuiderstrand, The beach of The Hague. On the horizon you can see elements of Schevening beach.



Thursday, 3 June 2021

Four strong winds

Four strong winds
oil on canvas - 40 x 120 cm
painted on location - wed. May 26 2021

€ 925

Four strong winds, it's the title of a famous Canadian song written by Ian and Sylvia Tyson, probably made famous by the cover of Neil Young. I guess due to the circumstances present while I made this work I had to think of that tune. Anyway thanks to the help of my by now famous, 3M parasol it was possible to knock of this painting. Love these typical Dutch skies, which usher in the renowned Dutch Light.