Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cloud fanatic

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OK, I'll admit it, I'm a cloud fanatic.
Not in the way that I can name every cloud by its scientific name but more like, I love clouds and cloud paintings/pictures. The way the light plays through them, their variety in edges, shapes and colors.

This big (thunderhead?) cloud I saw on a recent holiday on Texel, a Dutch isle.

I've used a limited palette of cadmium red, cadmium yellow light and ultramarine blue (+white) for this painting. Also, about 80% of the painting was done using a painting knife. I've been looking a lot at the work of palette knife painters like Tom Brown and I want to incorporate more knife-work in my paintings.

"Texel thunderhead", 30x24cm oil on canvas panel, available

If you want this painting please contact me by email.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Aarlanderveen, plein air

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Plein air study Aarlanderveen, 24x30cm oil on canvas panel, available

Friday, July 6, 2012

The shepherds place

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"The shepherds place", 24x30cm oil on canvas panel, no longer available

This is a place near my home. I've passed by it many times and thought it would make a nice painting but I had to wait until it was a sunny morning to really bring out the beauty.
At first I painted this painting with a flock of sheep in the background but I decided to take them out since I felt it was a little too obvious but I liked the fact that the painting told a story.

So now I'm thinking of putting them back in (only a little bigger, they were too small)
I also did some extra work on the foliage with a palette knife.

The old version is here:

Which version do you prefer, with or without the sheep?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cows and clouds..

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'Cows and clouds', 30x40cm, oil on gallery wrap canvas

Not far from my home, just a small bike ride.
I love these agricultural areas, they still exist although they rapidly make way for houses and industrial areas.

Original available

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