The last update from the Nordwijk Festival (part I, part II). One woman who saw me painting the earlier flower picture told me about a whole field of poppies – and so I checked it out the following day. It was indeed a beautiful spot. Inspired by some other artists, I took a bit more freedom this time with the interpretation.
Klaprozen 2 – oil on 40×40 cm linen canvas
Next time I’ll manage more works – I’ll be there for sure next year if possible. And maybe try to find more painting festivals to take part in. It’s also nice for finding other artists and seeing how they work. There were over 90 artists at the place by the way – so lots of art to check out.
Some visitors checking out the art. The dune painting is up there. (Photo by Marga Thomassen)
My personal fav was this artwork by Tony Robinson, showing the lighthouse of Noordwijk. His other pictures were real winners too, especially his pictures of families at the beach.
BTW: Some update on the beetle from the last post… which is actually not a beetle, but part of a group known as “true bugs”. A green stink bug nymph.
Some more pictures from the Nordwijk Festival.
This is the second painting I did outside there. Was kinda funny how it made all passersby shout “klaprozen” (Dutch for poppies) – I’ve heard the word 50 times that day. So named the picture this way.
The original is sold, but I’ll create a limited number of prints of it.
Klaprozen – oil on 25×50 cm linen canvas
Here is a work-in-progress.
I started with a blue underpainting, so that the red tones would come out stronger in the end.
Also there visiting: a
beetle stinkbug nymph, with a triangle and three stripes…
…nature is weird sometimes.
14 days ago I’ve spent all week at the Noordwijk Painting Festival – getting up, painting, falling to sleep. Here are the first resulsts – more will come in the following two postings.
Duinpad – oil on 30x40cm linen canvas
The first painting I did in the dunes. I tried an unprimed canvas that I oiled before starting, which gives a great brush stroke. I’ll definitely do it more often.
I can really recommend this festival – the quality of the artists was very high. So a great opportunity to learn. It was also well organized and lots of art-interested people coming. So I sold everything I did – this last painting was part of the auction that finalized the event.
This last image was part of the auction at the closing-event of the festival.
My throughput wasn’t all that high, I blame the stormy weather and lots of beginners mistakes. I also took part in some workshops and model drawings, which were fun but I think I skip them next time for more landscapes – thats why I went there after all.
Part of the workshop with Sam Dukker – where we had one hour for each painting. Learned a lot in those short sessions.
Second image from the workshop. More to come in following posts.