This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Scratchout Tools

My scratch out tools
fit perfectly in my mustard jar
it says "real Zaanse mustard"
(from Zaandam,
a town in North of Holland)
some artists make this
their main art medium
I'm still just experimenting
with it. I'll show next week
what I'm working on.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I''LL BE BACK AFTER Thanksgiving Weekend

That is, if I'm recovered from sugar shock of all the pies I ate on Thanksgiving day! 
Hope you had a good one!
I'll leave the black background color on till after the weekend to see if I like it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Am not sure yet how I like to arrange and organize the paintings, but today I'd thought to synchronize it with my primary blog post.     Happy Monday!  
 P.S. Click to enlarge (if you like).

© My Neighborhood, Oil, St. Germain

- view from my kitchen window
-canvas propped on the blue-tiled counter
-snow on Big Bear mountains down to 4000 feet
-snow and sky are almost same color value
-dream of my house being on the country side
-trying out this particular mood:
cold and warm and....? in the same scene
-the Cerulean blue of the forest background
repeated in the windows
- I like the simplicity of it
-fits with the inches 16 x 20
-so, what do ya think?