Good to be back. Multiple showers, clouds come and go. Ducks and their ducklings…life can be sweet!
This one I painted a few weeks ago. Size +/- 82 x 65 cm | 32″ x 25,5″. Setup below. Yes it fell over once. No, I know what you will comment, there’s no way the easel will blow over because I used wood/panel to paint on, no stretched canvas. The weight on the easel can keep it standing up straight. It fell because of the wet sand, easel got tilted :) This one found a new home quite soon. Grateful.
It seems so easy doesn’t it. That’s what I love about it. Simplicity. Still, I can fuss with tiny things once the big shapes have been decided. When I paint this I am in the water (and my easel is too of course). Most often I do walk up and down the beach to choose a right spot. “Isn’t that bad for the easel”? The paint, the brushes, the easel it’s all gear and gear should be used. And can
I like this one. Also because the birth of this one was so natural. How I messed up years ago. And how much joy there can be in painting when your library of experience is so full. Don’t forget to celebrate it! And if your library is not filled enough commit yourself to fixed ‘painting days’. All your gear should be in the trunk of your car permanently. Taking away those reasons NOT to go out painting. :) Stick to
Masterclasses April are over and what did we learn
Roos Schuring masterclass impressions,pleinairpainting
NO FIGHTING The weather this last week was special. Not because we’ve seen stunning things like these (black skies/rainbows) – nor did we once needed the umbrellas/duct tape or even bags of sand = none! No, because we had 4 exact similar days (wheather wise) this is far from typical, often every day is a surprise here in Holland. –>Thus our mission changed from coping with (fighting) the elements and capture the moment quick TO: ‘how to get the most
Today I look back on a great week where the feedback I got I’m most happy with. The artists in the Masterclass could really move forward. Each one on a personal path, in life/goals. I’ve got them perhaps more confident in perhaps different areas, sometimes even apart from painting in the first place. Life is more complex, isn’t it. I am very happy those sweet artists believed enough in me to ‘open’ themselves to me. I’ve seen great art being
Great surprise to find our Masterclass be centerfold. (Katwijkse Post). On the left there’s Maike, center Henriette, a few more. I’ll take a good photo and email it to you/the artists.
The beach is an excellent place to let yourself be surprised as to what to paint that day. It doesn’t happen so often that you’ll have 4 days in a row with exact similar weather circumstances, like we did this last week. This painting is literally “capturing a moment”. I think the rapid chase of that helps the painting to be powerful. It’s also a play of values. SSP2-2014 Towards the Light 24×30 cm | 9,5″ x 12″ | Purchasing
This was a unique opportunity. At Langevelderslag Beach a lot of horses where coming up and down this ‘beach entry trail’. Luckily I decided to just go for it and hope for more moments to capture it. I got more moments than I could handle on only one canvas. Those animals are so pretty. First one of Spring! SSP1-2014 Horses-on a Saturday Morning 24×30 cm | 9,5″ x 12″ | Purchasing Info | Buy Now: http://artgalleryrose.com/painting/ssp1-2014/