Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Mee met de tram." Arnhem, Holland.

The snow is as good as gone, but what a white X-mass we had!
I love snow, it gives the world a whole new face.

This ones made again in our local "Openluchtmuseum"
It was crowed today, ....

"Mee met de tram." Arnhem, Holland.
(With the tram) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 25, 2009

"Rode sneeuwparasol" Houten Holland.

This could well be the last snow-painting this year.
It's raining now and the temperature has risen a lot.

Done this one yesterday, ...

"Rode Sneeuwparasol." Houten, Holland.
(Red Snow parasol.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

A very happy Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Sneeuw en slee." Arnhem, Holland.

Slowly but surely the snow is melting away, ... pity.

But I had my fun as lots of people did here in Holland.

"Sneeuw en slee." Arnhem, Holland.
(Snow and luge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sneeeeeeeeeuuuwww, Arnhem, Holland.

The Netherlands are grinding to a hold, with all
the snow, ... but the sight is just awesome.

Two efforts today the first was under a overhang
but the second in full snow, I had to break up ½ way
because my palette froze over, ...

"Poffertjes met poedersneeuw" Arnhem, Holland.
(Poffertjes with Powder-snow.) Oil on panel 24 x 30 cm.

"Sneeuwzondag." Arnhem, Holland.
(Snowy Sunday.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Wintervis." Nijmegen, Holland.

So I finished my painting from yesterday.

"Wintervis." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Winterfish.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm. (sold.)

The other one is from Thursday the first one this year of the snow.

"Eerste sneeuw." Arnhem, Holland.
(First snow.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Stevin in de Sneeuw." Nijmegen, Holland.

Tried to get Jos soo nuts to paint in the snow, but
I didn't succeed, ... aah well it doesn't mater I enjoyed
myself a lot with all that white stuff, ... in Nijmegen.

"Stevin in de sneeuw." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Stevin in the snow.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24cm.

After that I found a nice little fishmarket-booth
I was a bit too late too finish it off in the field but
I had to post it for Jos I'll guess.

"Wintervis." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Winterfish.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm. (sold.)

Jos again thanks for all the good service.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Steenstraat Arnhem." Winterwonderland Holland.

Winter-wonderland has finally reached Holland!!

I painted as much as possible but gonna tweak the other two
a little before uploading them, the paint was freezing soo
much that I wasn't able to put in that much details anymore.

"Steenstraat Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Stone street Arnhem.) Oil (and snow) on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

My palette became less and less, ... Limited palette!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Wilma in kerstsfeer."Westervoort, Holland.

Made this one yesterday night, ...

Tweaked it a little today to be honest.

"Wilma in kerstsfeer." Westervoort, Holland.
(Wilma in Christmas mood.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wilma is the name of this house, I painted her once, .. > over there <

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"De Pastorie." Westervoort, Holland.

Winter weather around here.
Cold, but now snow, ... yet.
They forecast it though so who knows?!

"De Pastorie." Westervoort, Holland.
(The Vicary.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, December 14, 2009

"De Lorssenborch" Zutphen, Holland.

An other one from yesterday, ...

"De Lorssenborch." Zutphen, Holland.
(De Lorssenborch.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm. (sold.)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Smid en vuurkorven." Zutphen, Holland.

The time before Christmas every town has his own mood
and lots of them are even on Sundays open, ...
As Zutphen was today.

Very busy though, although you can't see it that much on
my painting.

"Smid en vuurkorven." Zutphen, Holland.
(Smith and Fire baskets.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Openluchtmuseum Arnhem, Holland.

Searching for a nice spot with some Christmas mood I thought
that a visit to our "plein air" Museum would be a nice thing
and indeed it was!!

"Openluchtmolen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Pleinairmill.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm. (sold.)

"Lichtjes langs het water." Arnhem, Holland.
(Lights along the waterfront.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

> Openluchtmuseum. <

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"De Graanwachters van Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.

Too busy today with all kinds of other stuff,
maintaining my bike for example and repairing
a little car accident by my neighbours girl car.

So here one from yesterday, ...

Tonight model-class, ... yahoo!!

"De Graanwachters van Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.
(The Corn-keepers of Doetinchem.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

"Daar, daar is de Rijn." Arnhem, Holland.

As promised the view I had yesterday, but
first I have to straighten thing up.
The building yesterday isn't called "De Tafelberg"
but "De Stenen Tafel." Sorry for that, ...

It is indeed a very strange building and was also used as
a water-tower, ... As you can see here the height of this
building is for Dutch standard enormous, so a good point
to build a water-tower.

The view in this painting is too my hometown (sort of)
my home town is exactly behind the large building, your
looking towards Germany here, ...

"Daar, daar is de Rijn." Arnhem, Holland.
(There there is the Rhine.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

For more info:

De Stenen tafel.

Monday, December 07, 2009

"De Tafelberg." Arnhem, Holland.

This is the second painting from today,
The first one is just 180 dgr. the other direction
and as you can imagine it will be a marvelous view
because this building (being a restaurant) is on top
of a hill, and watching over the valley of the Rhine and IJssel.

I will post that one tomorrow, ...

"De Tafelberg." Arnhem, Holland.
(The Tablemountain.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, December 04, 2009

QR code sticker-sheets

QR code!!

I saw this on TV last week and looked around in Internet
and today I got my own QR code, my what? my QR code.
I don't know how common it is in the US but here it's just
starting to appear here and there. So first a little explanation

> QR code demo < a 2:50 min video explaination.

With some internet programs you easy can make them yourself,
and put them for a few dollars on a stickersheet.

Here a few internet QR code generators:

> QR <

> Kaywa <

As you can see you can just generate text or a hyperlink to your website
what ever. When created one it easily can copied to a sheet of plastic or
banner or even on massonite. I made some stickers of it, here my examples:

My QR code linking to my website page.

The stickers after cutting

Here you go.

On my pochade/openbox

And an other look.

And on my bag.

I know not everybody has the capability to take a picture and look on
Internet with there mobile (yet) but I think it's a great idea to use for plein
air painters, you'r not always in the mood to talk and hand out your business
card, and I am also not a person who has all kinds of advertising stuff with
me, this seems to be a nice inconspicuously way of showing some info.

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Laatste keer." Doetinchem, Holland.

This is very strange for me, the place I am painting from
wasn't possible in all my life. All the green grass was build
and also a large parking for cattle carriers. Left from me
you should know there was a huge hall where a locale cattle
market was held each week. I grew up here, you can see my
street on the right, ... as a kid I would go up very VERY
early to see all the cattle and lorries that would load them out.
Sometimes a cow broke out and ended up in our garden,
you can imagine how that poor beast would feel after
running through several flower-gardens and hedges.

Now it's gonna developed and I reckon that everything you
see here is a one time possibility, ...

"Laatste keer." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Last time) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, November 27, 2009

"Laatste licht." Arnhem, Holland.

Okay okay I tweaked it a little today and maybe a little too much.
But hey, it was getting darker and darker, and with no extra
light with me, I just had to call it a day.

"Laatste licht" Arnhem, Holland.
(Last light.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Klaar voor kerstmis." Dudok, Arnhem.

As I told yesterday, a nocturnal.
It's funny that you discover such a town completely
different, where are the possibilities where are the lovely
spots. The greatest thing is that much of the clutter is not
visible, together with your own choices it's much easier is one
way. But still it's always a surprise what your dragging home.

"Klaar voor kerstmis." Dudok, Arnhem, Holland.
(Ready for Christmas.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Wyborgh." Westervoort, Holland.

One of the first building when you enter Westervoort.
Build in completely with all kinds of shops and traffic,
that's one of the good thing of plein air, you can leaf those
things out!

Heading of for a nocturnal now,..

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"De Waag." Arnhem, Holland.

What's more fun to do when you having your birthday
then the thing you love the most, ...

Painting that is for me!

So here you go raising my brushes for the upcoming year,
and to all fellow painters who did send me so much best wishes.

Thank you all so much!

"De Waag." Arnhem, Holland.
(De Waag.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Wat een dag." Velp, Holland.

Foul weather over here,
but as Antony Bridge from The said

"Its better to feel the weather and paint."

And he's right, you feel soo alive,
with the rain and wind in your face.

"Wat een dag." Velp, Holland.
(What a day.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Musis." Arnhem, Holland.

Painted sketched this building soo often, but
its still a lovely building to paint.

Last Friday I gave it an other go, ...

"Musis." Arnhem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

I made a sketch from the same point, last summer,

"Musis." Arnhem, Holland.
Sepia with match stick on 300 grms paper.

"Musis." Arnhem

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Watching the cows." Arnhem, Holland.

Passen op de koeien." Sonsbeek, Arnhem, Holland.
(Watching the cows.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

what a strange title, you probably would think!?
But when you look closely you can see that little fellow
laying on the grass watching the cows, ... it's really there
that little fellow and it's an artwork as well, some sort
of Fido dido, ...

In real it's an artwork from Alain Sechas, an France artist who made this sculpture
called "Lazy King"

Foto: Hans Broekhuizen.

I like it, it's funny and definitely gives you a happy feeling
seeing him lying around in the most beautifulest park in my area.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"In de steigers." Nijmegen, Holland.

Finally made it outside again, Nijmegen this time.
Together wit Jos van Riswick a great still life painter.

Nijmegen is a very old city, and it wasn't easy to find a nice
spot, they tend to end in some sort of "Anton Pieck" paintings often.
Not that that's so bad, but not what I intended.

"In de steigers." Nijmegen, Holland.
(scaffolding Nijmegen.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Jos bedankt, het was weer vanouds gezellig.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Houtskoolschets Everzwijn

After that awesome video demo from Sadie J.Valeri I just had to
try, ... not easy, not easy at all!!

Thanks Sadie for the nice video and postings, and inspiration!!

"Everzwijn." Houtskool.
(Wild boar)Charcoal.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Two today

Today's effort,

I love those big cities with beautiful light everywhere.
You could paint for ages!!

"De Wacht bij nacht." Arnhem, Holland.
(The Watch by night.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

"Ingang Sonsbeek." Arnhem, Holland.
(Entrance Sonsbeek."

(Think I am gonna tweak that little cafe a bit, the bike has such huge tires!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Alles grijs." Westervoort, Holland.

Everything is grey around here, no shadows, no light, no colours
just grey, ....

Hopefully it will change soon, the good part is that you can paint
the more complexer scenes, the light isn't gonna change anyway.

"Alles grijs." Westervoort, Holland.
(Everything's grey.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Kijkend naar de Waag." Deventer, Holland.

Been to Deventer yesterday. A lovely city between Zutphen and Zwolle.
A old city as well, with lots of narrow streets and a huge marketplace.

De Waag (that's where the statue is looking at) is an old building
where the weight witches in the old days, Holland was quiet and authority
and many people came here and in other cities with "Waag" buildings
to let them self weight, even from Germany!
You got an certificate too proof that you weren't a witch.
Not that we believed in witches but it was good profit, pity for the people
once and awhile who where weight too light, ... (Measured with faulty weights to
proof that there where witches, ... )

"Kijkend naar de Waag." Deventer, Holland.
(Looking at the Waag.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Betere foto's (Better pictures.)

Just to show how much it's differ, ... see previous post.
Making photo's with artificial light, or in daylight.

"Blauwe brug."

"Lopend water."

Ow btw. these are more live like!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Snelstromend water. Velp, Holland.

I am quite thrilled about these two, not that they are
that good, but such a rapid in my neighborhood is quite
exceptional. I noticed it last tuesday just on the other side
of the river IJssel, ... today I had a look.

Marvelous, a real rapid as I see so often on Internet painted
by fellow artist like Larry Seiler, or Rob IJbema or others.

"Lopend water." Velp, Holland.
(Running water.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Blauwe brug." Velp, Holland.
(Blue bridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Regendag. Arnhem, Holland

Jon, a fellow artist from the UK,
better know as Suncage or Limner
Called me a pussy yesterday, and how right
he was!
So today I tucked in very well
and headed off to a Arnhem a large city nearby
and painted in little entrance of shops an under bridges
A nice way to paint. Also because you see new spot
you otherwise never would looked at,

Jon, ... thanks!

"Van onder het viaduct." Arnhem, Holland.
(From under the bridge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

"Musisregen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Musis rain.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

No painting today.

Need I say more?!

Not that I bother so much that it's raining, but combined
with the Sunshine in between it's almost impossible
to get a painting.