This is the kind of blustery spring day you can get late May and June in Noorden, Z. Holland. everything moving. Herman’s waterlelies are coming into bloom.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
It seems like a long time ago when I painted this, the 13th in a series of sunflower paintings painted in Noorden this past September. when I got back to Cummington, I rushed to get my 4th exhibit ready for The Heart of The Hilltowns, 52 portraits done in America in the past year.
There will be an exhibit in Het ReghtHuys, Nieuwkoop,in August. phew. I can hardly believe I am so busy going into my 80th year.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
by my departure date, 26 September, I had painted 13 canvases!
one of these, a mostly firey deep red with burnt orange broad strokes against the deep blue sky
was bought by my friend C in America. Herman made a sturdy ply wood box for the flights over. unfortunately when I got to the luggage belt at Bradley, the box was not there. it’s now over a week of constant calling the Aer Lingus tracing department. I strongly wonder if someone thought the box interesting, and snatched it up. there is no security at the Hartford baggage retrieval area. what bad luck! I can only hope that the someone, if this scenario is true, has hung it in a prominent place and loves it.
c’est la vie!
if you want to see the series ,scroll down my Facebook page.
thanks for reading this.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
What a Paradise, that island, cultivated with love and care.
I have chosen to spend long periods of time here in Cummington, Ma. Here I paint mostly portraits. In August I will return to painting waterlilies in Holland.
It is a good life.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Monday, December 25, 2017
Merry Christmas to all. and a new year of hope.