In nature...

Summer wave

While walking with my dog Amy I already came across this field and immediately said to myself, I will definitely come back here. And no sooner said than done :-) today was the day. Despite the heat, I was able to paint peacefully there...

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Dragonfly alley

It was a nice warm summer day today and therefore a pleasure to paint outside. Due to the persistent drought, the ocher tones are already well on the way, but on the waterfront it was not too bad...

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Last day

The weather gods were so good to us this week, it's already the last day of Schilderfestival Noordwijk. The working conditions were ideal sun, sea and not too much wind, so we were able to paint a lot together...

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Flower zone

It was a short walk and it is quite warm, but at the end of the boulevard along the cycle path I found a special spot. The cyclists flash past me, but I only have eyes for this piece of nature. An interested cyclist paused with me for a while and together we had a very nice and intense conversation...

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Purple haze

It is Monday afternoon and I have just arrived in Noordwijk. I have already reported to the same B & B from last year where I will stay again with great pleasure the next week. Then I leave for Beach Pavilion De Zeester where the festival will be held. Once arrived I don't have to look far...

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Badgers home

Tonight I came home so excited. Yesterday I told you that I had seen one badger. Well, tonight it was three or four. When it started to get dark, a number of bubbles appeared from the edge of the forest, wow I thought it is a whole family...

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Badger

Lazy on the couch or painting outside? So glad I made the right choice tonight. After struggling through the masses of flowers and plants, I was able to paint in peace. This time a lone swan was my bodyguard....

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Happy thoughts

Early this morning I had an interview for the new book of the Dutch Association of Marine Painters. We discussed everything in the studio, but more about that later...

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Flowers

It was quite a cool day, but one with very beautiful cloudy skies and with flowers appearing everywhere. Of course I couldn't resist. With a wind force two it is therefore the time for a large canvas. I also call them "en plein air XL" (140 x 100 cm)...

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Early leaves

Nature is now really bursting, which is so beautiful to see every year. The world of the willows is also changing. Dandelions and Pentecostal flowers adorn the fields in great numbers. Fresh leaves are already on their graceful branches, the green is starting to get the upper hand everywhere...

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Hiding

It's almost getting boring to tell, but it was another sunny day today and I was able to get out. The rapeseed still doesn't bore me, so I settled there again. When I'm painting, all senses are open...

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Sun and joy

It's Easter Monday and it's insanely busy outside. The cars are parked everywhere, but even then you can disappear into the field if you want. I'm back in my hideaway at the rapeseed field, where the flowers are getting more and more exuberant...

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Yellow haze

Time for some plein air XL paintings and lately I also like to make them vertical. That no longer fits on my normal French easel, but then I have this giant easel in use. And with great satisfaction...

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Spring bulbs

It has become a tradition for me to go hunting for the flower bulb fields as early in the season as possible. Today in Noordwijkerhout it was still possible to do in this place in terms of crowds and I could paint "almost" undisturbed...

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Woodpecker

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...

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Museum STAAL

Due to the changing of the exhibitions, space was created and I could varnish my mural in Museum STAAL in Almen. And yes it was quite a job...

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At the mill

Close to Heerhugowaard we found this very beautiful place. You immediately notice that we are in the "West" by the large amount of raging cars on the other side...

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Spring!

And yes "Spring is in da house" :-), it was wonderfully warm today. It was particularly good to stay in the shelter behind the reeds. The beautiful early spring green is now showing itself more and more...

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