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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Sunday, December 11, 2011


Pastel11 1/2 x 19 3/4 inch, St Germain

Didn't have enough pastel paper left for the whole scene,
so I focused on the sky in this painting
with a late aftenoon sun and long shadows
When I paint a scene like this,
I'm there on the top of these hills,
and in the shadow s of these trees

a landscape or city scape
without getting the exact feeling/mood,
is a shell without a soul.