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In nature...

With Plein Air Blog I'm trying to take you along with my painting moments in nature. There are also some handy tips and tricks that make painting en plein air easier. You can follow my passion for nature and painting almost every week in this blog...

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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No wind

A sunny day with almost no wind calls for a decent size. I put on the French easel and opt for a large panorama. I am fascinated by the fragile spring greens that is now starting to peep out everywhere...

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The Lapwing

Today from a sunny office I can work wonderfully in the shelter of the Berkel. Spring is approaching and as I paint I think of nature and the things that are going on in the world right now...

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Winter sun

And also today it was quite cold, but luckily the winter sun also showed itself. Under a golden winter sun, the willows on the Velhorst were waiting for me again...

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Sun

"Sun", what a joy in winter when the sun shows itself for a while. Even with 3 degrees it feels like summer in your heart...The fields are colored, the ochres now have the upper hand. Today I also fell in love for the old plant remains who are waiting for the new season. The sturdy silhouette of the cow parsley still waves in the wind.

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Golden hour

And yesss, the sun is finally here! It is quite cold today, but also a very nice painting day. By the end of the afternoon the sky was already starting to color and changing...

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Happy Holidays

There is no snow at this moment like in February 2021, but what is not can always come. I can't ski myself, but the ski suit is already ready in my car :-). I would like to thank everyone for all the support, the many purchases, heartwarming reactions online and in real life!

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Frosty day

It was cold, frosty and foggy, but it was lovely. Well packed against the cold it was good to be outside. There is a frosty layer on the reed and the heavy gray world makes it even more special. That is why I can be found again and again at de Berkel, because nature is always so diverse...

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