Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bathroom Art

There might be some people who think it is strange to hang paintings in the bathroom. It is for me a logical and favorite place, possibly because our bathroom has natural light=the ceiling is plexiglass= clear into the endless sky. I can look at and even judge my work from the bath tub and other places.
This is one of the water lily paintings done in late summer. Haven't yet counted how many I made, but a lot. I use a full palette which results in the colors of towels, tiles, whatever pick up those in the painting.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Today I want to post a metal sculpture made by Craig Johns, my son. Craig gathered scrap metal here in Holland and did some incredible works while he was vacationing here some years ago. He is not only a Master Carpenter but an artist in many fields. This image,  welded circle bits, expresses hope, wonder and even despair for me. mostly hope though.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

late Summer in the Polder

A few days ago this was still the scene behind our house. now, with last night's first fall storm we are getting another view. This painting was done some years ago. I still love it because it gives the romantic impression which still exists here in Holland.
Size: 90 X 90 cm.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Late Summer Waterlilies

The benefit from going away and coming back is that paintings can be seen with a fresh eye. take this one for example, done a month ago when the water lilies were doing their best but becoming pale with soft orange and russet colors. The pads were still green with occasional greys.
I have put maybe three strokes on to strengthen blue depths. that will be the next post. stay in tune please. I want to know if you detect changes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Roses 'going old'

The test of time. After two weeks in America, this study of "Roses Going Old" stood up to the test of time. Fresh and rich with surprising colors. I am satisfied with how the white background works. I hope you like it.