If there’s something powerful, it’s seeing the horses more close-up. I’m standing in the shoreline, they ride past me. The warm orange browns, so high up, above the horizon the figures riding them. I will experiment further with that. Those flashes, moments pass so quick. Here I captured a fragment of that glimpse and here they’re already further away from me. This is SW5-2014-”Horses-Pause”, 24×30 | 9.5″ x 12″ More Info | Purchase Here Here’s a closeup of the painting
I was asked “What’s with the horses?” A long time ago, (400-100 years) fishermen would empty the catch of the day/days on the shore, horse carrriages would bring it into the villages. The sight of their dark brown boats must have been a painters paradise. The boats so dark against all of the light by the ocean. There are quite a few paintings displaying those scenes. I’m talking about paintings from around 1850-1920. This painting is by Mesdag. Unfortunately in
I’m not saying that a painting should/could contain ALL of Nature’s splendour at once. Often a facet is enough. A rainbow for instance is not more difficult to paint than a flower is. But you’ll have to know a few things about value. And you’ll have to be satisfied by just portraying a facet of the beauty you could witness in real life. By trying things you’ll be rewarded in things. You will learn that nothing is ‘unpaintable’ really. To
I have returned to the beach. What a joyish decision. Low on stock, and exhibits coming up (all at the same time) I’ ve decided to again work hard at painting itself (aside from other activities). After I have a few of this medium size paintings I will try to attack a bigger size. I have here a panel of +/- 82 x 65 cm (32″ x 25″). Yes I know what you are saying: “Wow”. Yes to me too
Sometimes there’s an urgency to go out even though it is nearly evening, and you’re of course tired. The state of the sky is always the main drive to do so. And it paid off. We got to see a rainbow that we could chase after until I could find a great horizon to go with it. In the photo you see the gear. I didn’t use an easel this time as every second counted. You never know how long
I’m re-working old videos. What a great idea. I’m using Camtasia, if anyone wants to know. (For Mac: use Screenflow). My mission is to make those into Short & Sweet videos, explaining the Basics in Plein Air Painting first. After I can post again new-shot videos, which are waiting to be seen. True! Busy keeping my participating Artists in 3-Day Seascaping -in the know- as how we’re gonna conquer the blizzard in coming Masterclass. I’ve got this feeling. Perhaps snow
The second painting of the yard with the special Goose. This painting is called LW10-2014-”Apple-Tree-Orchard-and-geese” I sell my Paintings Framed. When you buy online you can choose from 3 different frames. Shipping is free. All details about Framing, guarantee – Or to purchase this Painting now, Go here.
Sometimes I can find a spot I know I’ll have to return to again and again. Those are happy discoveries. This is LW 9 “Evening falls fast” Sold Come and view all New Recent Paintings Sunday 23rd. Invites are sent via Email and a few by Postal. Thanks for being interested. Sign up below to stay in touch.
Time moves by So fast. A lot of Artists think whenever I’ll get in this or that Gallery, I’ll be OK. Or they think if I could learn more, paint more, paint better I’ll be ok. There’s one thing you Don’t want: end up with a job you don’t like because you have to pay the bills. This ONLY reason you should think more about your future. Your future in business. Are you doing All That it Takes? Should you