Tulips time in Amsterdam at Gallery Dutch Accent
Three of my Bulb fields paintings will stay a bit longer in Amsterdam at Gallery Dutch Accent.
This is the time of the year to plan a visit to Holland to see the bulb fields full of color.
Next week hope the bulbs are ready to be painted! Want to see them already visit the Gallery of Dutch Accent in the heart of Amsterdam in the cosy 9 streets, at Berenstraat 41.
Or have a look at this page: BULBS
the 9 streets
1016 GG - Amsterdam, NL
Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00 u
Saturday 11.00 – 17.00 u
Amsterdam Canal in Springtime
Last week went to Amsterdam to paint at the bridge the view at the canal in Springtime. Went to Amsterdam to bring my paintings for the exhibition at Arte-fact in the Berenstraat 24 and then thought of coming back later to paint the great view over the Prinsengracht at the Westerkerk. Although it was already Springtime and I was dressed up warm with my thermo-wear it was a really cold and windy day. Was stamping my feet on the bridge to get warmer. Great to paint the view at the Prinsengracht on a grey day. Think the old painting master Breitner would have loved the colors of this day too.
Hope you will enjoy my painting!
Added it to my shop yesterday for more info go to CITY
Expo at Arte-fact | 10-29 march 2015 | Berenstraat 24
Monday went to Amsterdam to deliver my Bulb field paintings at the Arte-Fact Popup store at the Berenstraat 24. Great to have the opportunity to show my paintings in the hart of Amsterdam, very happy with this first step into Amsterdam. Very grateful to Leonie Meijneke for her invitation. Spring arrived in Amsterdam today.....so get out of your houses and bring a visit to Amsterdam. Have fun and enjoy my paintings and the great tableware of Arte-fact!
Can't wait to see my Bulb field paintings there....? Have a look at my site BULBS
10 - 29 MARCH | BERENSTRAAT 24
Starting tuesday 10 until sunday the 29th of march I will exhibit my Bulb fields paintings at the popup store of Arte-fact. Which is located right in the heart of Amsterdam at Berenstraat 24. Spring has finally arrived and you can enjoy this feeling throughout the whole store.
You can find loads of Polish Bunzlau dinnerware to make a fine table at easter, and see some great new springtime favorites in the store. You can also enjoy the great table ware of Carol Boyes. To complete this spring time festival you can view and of course buy my bulb field paintings in the shop.
Want to plan a visit to Amsterdam in spring....you are more than welcome!
ARTE - FACT STORE
1016 GH Amsterdam
OPEN 10 - 29 march 2015
mo-sa 11.00 - 18.00
su 12.00 - 17.00
NEW INSPIRATION FOR A HUGE PAINTING OF HORSES
A few weeks ago we went to visit the beach of Belgium for a small holiday trip.
While we were walking at the beach I did see a horse in the far distance in the cold water.
When we came nearer I was really hoping he would come out of the water to the beach again and he did!
I was really thrilled to meet the last horse fishermen in the world at the beach. Made a lot of pictures of the horse coming out of the water. They were fishing for shrimps in the old fashioned way. I felt like I had been traveling back in time and it reminded me of the paintings I did see in Skagen of the fishermen in Denmark 100 years ago.
Started on this big canvas of 80cm x 150cm | 31,5" x 59" inch. Had to hang it on the wall because my easel couldn't manage this enormous size. Here I share already the start of the painting I am working on right now inspired by the horse fisherman of Oostduinkerke.
Hope you enjoy my journey working on this for me largest canvas so far.
This is the start of the painting I started with a yellow background to get rid of the white canvas. Then made a sketch of the horse and worked hard to fill in the large canvas. Because of the large size of the canvas had to step back a lot to see if everything is in its right place. Was great fun to work on this large scale it gives a lot of freedom of movement.
In this fase I worked on the water and on the horse to check if everything is in it's right place and to give it more depth. Its always a challenge to ask yourself what does the painting still need? How far do you need to bring it....without loosing the energy of the start of the painting and keeping it vivid and sketchy. Hope this will work and turn out into a great masterpiece.
Will continue later on and post more pictures. Hope you enjoy the ride as much as I do....? Please leave a comment if you do :-)
ANNEKE VAN DER LENDE
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