Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Misschien volgend jaar." Loo, Holland.

A little quicky today, way too cold to stand still
for a long time beside a great lake.

"Misschien volgend jaar." Loo, Holland.
(Maybe next year.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

"IJzige morgen." Arnhem, Holland.

Man this was cold!!

10 minutes painting 5 minutes running, .... luckily I found
some shelter out of the wind, and there was some kind of stairway
that I used quite well, ... hehehe

"IJzige morgen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Ice morning.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy holidays!

Due to the holidays I guess I will be painting a bit less, ...
When I do I will upload them but then again, I am planning to
get out of town a few days as well, so no Internet connection for me.

Camilla Eriksson

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Dagje Houten." Houten, Holland.

It was my niece birthday today, but I couldn't resist to paint
there also, ....

"Dagje Houten." Houten, Holland.
(A day Houten.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Zooo grijs." Arnhem, Holland.

And the last one from Thursday, ...

"Zooo grijs." Arnhem, Holland.
(Sooo grey.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Hielkje." Arnhem, Holland.

As said the day before yesterday, I promised to show
one of the other work I made last Thursday.
I started this one even earlier, ... last Friday to be exact
but it went so dark so soon that I had to stop.
Luckily grey days never change so I could take it up
right where I left, ...

It's a bit abstract, but I do like that.
The line between real and abstract is always a strange and narrow one
and not only in plein air work.

Saw police men defending a Christmas-tree in Greece today,
who can imagine that for example?!
> Here <

"Hielkje." Arnhem, Holland.
(Hielkje.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Tegenover de boom." Westervoort, Holland.

It is fun, painting all kind of night scenes, nocturnes that is.
And I guess Holland is a good place to do it, very light polluted, ....

One of the great advantage is that the light hardly changes so everybody
who's asking what I am doing is a victim, because I am well dressed against
the cold, so after a few minutes you can see they are cooling down,
after another few minutes they try to end the chat, hehehe

I am bad, ... lol.

"Tegenover de boom." Westervoort, Holland.
(Facing the tree.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Koopavond." Arnhem, Holland.

Three today!!

I am posting the last one, maybe the rest tomorrow.
If you can wait that long hurry over to my website I would say.

"Koopavond." Arnhem, Holland.
(Shopping night.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Wilg en mist." westervoort, Holland.

At least it isn't a grey day, ...
Fog is nice to paint, all mysterious shapes and forms.
A bit tricky because you never know when it's going to lift,
if it does at all, ...

"Wilg en mist." Westervoort, Holland.
(Willow and fog.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

P.s. After reviewing the photos i took, I tweaked the painting a little,
tried to get a little more fog into it.

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Verlichte avond." Arnhem, Holland.

Its so soon night that there is only one thing to do, ... paint nocturnals!

Last time I wanted to paint this scene they didn't had the lights on,
but tonight they had, and there is even a Christmas tree, ... luck me!!

"Verlichte Avond." Arnhem, Holland.
(illuminated evening.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"School # II." Velp, Holland.

I passed this school so often, can't remember how many times that is,
but each time I thought "I have to paint it someday!"
Today was the day, ...

It's an old time school, many of these schools are already teared down
or out of commission, this is one of them, they only use it as teaching room
for art class or as studios for artist or something else.

Here it's an art class Atelier Creso named, they even have a website.

Atelier Creso.

"School #II." Velp, Holland.
(School #II.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Langs de IJssel." Westervoort, Holland.

Today's effort, ... a simple color exercise.

"Langs de IJssel." Westervoort, Holland.
(Along the IJssel.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Toch een beetje sneeuw." Doesburg, Holland.

It snowed the whole day today, but not real snow
just white stuff that melts right away when it hits the ground.
Pity, because I was in Doesburg, a very old city and what would be
more fun to paint then a very old town completely covered in a white

"Toch een beetje sneeuw." Doesburg, Holland.
(Even though a little bit of snow.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 08, 2008

"Morgenstrepen." Westervoort, Holland.

This was the scene I had in my mind a week ago
Not as spectacular as I had in mind, but well worth trying to paint.
Notice the little track on the right side, .. that's the same as
from the earlier painting together with the tree.

"Morgenstrepen." Westervoort, Holland.
(Morningstripes.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

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Friday, December 05, 2008

"Metaalbedrijf Misty." Arnhem, Holland.


Although this was done yesterday (been to busy today with other things)
It was very cold, ... even had to run up and down the shipyard to warm up a bit
several times.

"Metaalbedrijf Misty." Arnhem, Holland.
(Metal-yard Misty.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

"Erics boot." Arnhem, Holland

As promised, here the one from yesterday.
Erics boat, Eric is a fellow artist living and working
on his boat, he make lovely etches.
He invited me to travel to Nijmegen,
so with a little luck, I am going.

"Erics boot." Arnhem, Holland.
(Erics boat.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Here a work from him.

Eric Jansen.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

"Jij gaat mee." Arnhem, Holland.

My second one today, ... jippie!
It was a bit strange today starting awful grey
but once set up the Sun came through, ... I have no
idea if I like that or what?

Tomorrow the other one, or you can visit my website.

"Jij gaat mee." Arnhem, Holland.
(You are coming with me.) Oil on panel.
20 x 24 cm.

Monday, December 01, 2008

"Morgenpad." Westervoort, Holland.

Sometimes you have to siege the moment, ...
just paint and for most paint by memory, as today.

Within 15 to 30 minutes time the whole scene was gone
luckily I had taken some photos, but mostly it's done
by memory, ...

"Morgenpad." Westervoort, Holland.
(Morning path.) Oil on board.
22 x 30 cm.

First photo, ...



To be able to view these scenes, is just awesome, ... lucky me.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

"Sterrenmakerij Bennik." Arnhem.

To cold and drizzling grey weather today, ...
you have no idea how frustrating that can be sooo enormously grey!
A nice day to go to a place that I had in mind for these kind
of days, the owner was busy welding some kind of fence together
with his companion, .. a lovely afternoon it was nice quiet and cosy.

"sterrenmakerij." Arnhem, Holland.
(Starmaking shop Bennik.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Station Arnhem Centraal." Arnhem.

I really was amazed that I could stand on a stage for two
hours without some professional asking what I was doing.
But it did gave a nice view and with the melting snow a nice

Cold though.

"Station Arnhem Centraal." Arnhem, Holland.
(Arnhem Station Central.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Laatste sneeuw." Velp, Holland.

Painted this Cafe earlier but I thought with all this
snow, it just had to be a lovely sight, ... and it is. (I think.)

It was very slippery this morning though i even crashed with my bike
and bent my steering, .. bugger!

Anyway it's still a lovely morning with some last snow.

"Laatste sneeuw." Velp, Holland.
(Last snow.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Laatste morgen." Eibergen.

Didn't feel like painting today, although it was lovely white outside.
So here one from last weekend.

I cleaned my palette instead and edited brunt Umber to my Kevin Macpherson
palette. I couldn't stand the time that it took to mix colors
painting sunsets and sunrises, it just took too long.

"Laatste morgen." Eibergen, Holland.
(Last morning.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Sneeuwmorgen." Eibergen.

Now that's a surprise, opening your curtains in a rented cabin
and see a winter-wonderland!!

Didn't know how fast I got outside to paint it, ...
in Holland these scenes never last long you know.

"Sneeuwmorgen." Eibergen, Holland.
(Snow-morning.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Utrecht Spoor." Utrecht.

Off for a few days, ... so busy packing.

Here one from a few weeks ago, ... Utrecht.

"Utrecht spoor." Utrecht, Holland.
(Utrecht Rail.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

See you Monday, ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Nog steeds overeind." Arnhem.

This building I had so long in the picture, ... it's quite a lonely building
surrounded by all kinds of industrial stuff.
Now that they have cut down some trees surrounding it it 's even more obvious
that it's gonna be disappear soon.

Sometimes it's almost a run against time to paint all those lovely old buildings
and country sides before they change it, again and again and again.

Yeah Holland isn't Holland anymore, they better can call it

"The Netherlands."

"Nog steeds staand." Arnhem, Holland.
(Still standing.) Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Ow btw. I did managed to sneak out yesterday altough it turned almost out to be
nocturnal, ...

"Oud en Nieuw." Westervoort, Holland.
(Old & new) Oil on panel. 16 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Paint Evocative Nocturnes

Due to some personal stuff I couldn't get out today.

But what a luck to find > this< interview from Michael Chesley Johnson over nocturnes.

A fine specimen of that is painted by Marc R. Hanson

'Palmetto Island by Night' - oil - 16x20 © Marc R. Hanson '08

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Wat is nieuw." Arnhem.

They still renovating the stages beside the Rhine in Arnhem, ...
To be honest it's doesn't look nice but the ships are still there
and that's always a huge reward to paint!

"Wat is nieuw." Arnhem, Holland.
(What's new.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Mother and child." Nijmegen.

Went to Nijmegen this afternoon to visit a fellow artist.
He had a new studio and I just had to see that!
(Mine is a whole lot bigger b.t.w.)

But crossing the Waal, I noticed all kind of boats
in the harbour, so I immediately knew where to paint.

"Moeder en kind." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Mother and child.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Daag herfst." Arnhem.

Autumn is almost over, it's been windy here in Holland
the last couple of days. There are just a few leafs hanging
on their fingernails I guess, to scared to make the big jump
into eternity.

"Daag herfst." Arnhem, Holland.
(bye autumn.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Af en aan. Westervoort.

It's funny to see that Rob's weather is usually one day ahead
then the dutch weather, ... so today is was coming and going with
the rain, clouds, sun and wind, ...

"Af en aan." Westervoort, Holland.
(coming and going.) Oil on board (panel)
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday marketday. Arnhem

Yes you're right, this is on the other side of the same Church.
Every Friday there is a market, with cloth, all kind of fabric,
vegetables, and other stuff and of course lots of people.

quite a challenge.

"Vrijdagmarkt." Arnhem, Holland.
(Friday marketday.)
Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


One positive thing about light pollution is that you can paint
almost everywhere, ... the only thing to keep in mind is to
keep you palette as limited as possible and that you stay in
a relative white light, now a days much of the streetlight in Holland
are high pressure mercury lights reddish that is, ....

"Dudok." Arnhem, Holland.
(Dudok.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"De Ingang." Dieren.

Bit tired, so just today's effort.

"De Ingang." Dieren, Holland.
(The entrance.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shipyard Peters. revisited.

It's getting cold out here!!
"Waterkoud" they say in Holland by this weather,...
It's very foggy and the wind is blowing a little so every little heat
is immediately gone, ...

The good side of it is that it's grey, and it stays grey the whole day
good to paint a little more complex and go a little further then usually.

After that I had "Fun Time!" At least that's what I feel
by the sketching these little boats, .. with matchstick an sepia off course.

"Scheepswerf Peters." Angeren, Holland.
(Shipyard Peters.) Oil on board, 24 x 30 cm.

Sketch I Angeren, Holland.

Sketch II, Angeren, Holland.

Sketch III, Angeren, Holland.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Morgen mist." Duiven, Holland.

Little head ache so no comment,

Here today's effort:

"Morgen mist." Duiven, Holland.
(Morning fog.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

" Autumn has arrived." Westervoort, Holland.

It's still marvelous weather here, and all the leaves are still
hanging, .. more or less. So you don't have to go far to get a nice
spot to paint, .. in fact this is almost in my street, a few blocks away.

"Vos de Waelstraat." Westervoort, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Brecon Beacons Wales.

As I said yesterday, I've got my work back from Rob,
This was one of them "Brecon Beacons" just an awesome place.
And you have to imagine, for someone who's from Holland or better
The Netherlands, or even better "FLATLAND" never have flown
and within an hour after landing set up his gear to paint these kind
of sites is a bit too much, .. at first it wasn't much but today
with all the rain outside I just give it a go, ... and I think
it has now that tiny feeling of the awesomeness feeling it's gives i.r.l.

Brecon Beacons, Wales, Uk.
Oil on board, 24 x 30 cm.

Got my paintings!

Today I've got my paintings back from Llandrindod, .. thank you Rob!

It was a very nice trip and I still think about it quite often.

"Stal van Clive." Llandrindod, Wales, Uk.
(Clives farm.) Oil on paper.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Zaltbommel III. Holland.

So here is the last one from the serie of Zaltbommel.
I hadn't got the time anymore yesterday evening to tweak it a little,
yes I do tweak some of my work a little. Mainly because not always
the paint dries fast enough to go over it again, for example here
the white of the house was to dull and the shadow on it to dark.

"Zaltbommel III." Zaltbommel, Holland.
Oil on board 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Been to Zaltbommel today, a little commission work as well
looks like it is commission season now, but I was a nice trip
and I had a good art-book thanks to Rob. These kind of commissions
are a bit tricky, you travel to a city you hardly know and have to
go for it more ore less, ... with a camera it's much easier you
shoot 10,000 photo's and look at home if you hit something.
With painting it's a bit different you only have 3 maybe 4 bullets
so to speak, ...

"Zaltbommel I" Zaltbommel, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

"Zaltbommel II." Zaltbommel, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.