Published on 10 April 2022 at 14:54

Last Sunday I was painting in the Weerribben, it was a beautiful sunny day and yet nice and quiet. Nearby a woodpecker was busy hammering, sometimes there was also a second...

What would they signal to each other? I wondered and enjoyed their presence. Meanwhile, a friendly man came to have a chat. It soon became about the love for nature, the problems in the world, the horrors in Ukraine, everything passed by in a nutshell.

It was a beautiful and pure conversation about the meaning of life, but after all that gloom I said with a smile, "but... today we did see the woodpecker again!". The man looked at me with pleasure, smiled back and understood exactly what I meant...


"With the woodpecker" oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2022.


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