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

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Thursday, August 4, 2011


© Symbiotic Trees, 9 x 12 inch, Oil, St Germain

late afternoon discovery of
-flowers on the river shore
- symbiotic spindly tree trunks
- late afternoon reflections in the water

At the last minute went to the art store in Yosemite Nat. Park to get a smaller canvas.
Perfect size for this little pretty scene in oil.
Except for the little spindly tree trunks. 
They would have come out more natural on a bigger size canvas. 

Considerable tweaking of background tree mass, 
as well as flower bush.
These colors look good in a pic, but not in a painting!
Started late afternoon on painting, so choose a purplish mood.
A lasting plein air impression of my vacation this year.