Noordwijk Invitational Painting Festival – Holland 2014

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Throwing paint with the best of them!

The 7 day invitational painting festival on the beach and surrounding areas of Noordwijk in Holland never fails to provide a great time for all. This year I painted alongside some very good friends and brilliant painters, Alberto Valentini, Jean David, and Tony Robinson.
Tony took out the Best of Show Award, however I was very excited to be standing along side him as one of the 5 finalists out of such a stellar group of 50 painters.

Me&SpanishDancer

The Spanish Dancer

Along with painting landscapes and seascapes, the festival organizes always provided us with great models and activities to paint. This dancer was not easy to capture as she was moving so quick, however it was a real lot of fun trying!

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Spanish Dancer

8″x16″ (20x40cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

I painted this dancer over and over, washing it off and starting again until I got some sort of result. I had two brushes in hand, one dark for the blacks and a second red. The background is a stain left by the colour after I washed each pre painting back.

 

(Available through artist)

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Rene
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A few days with Rene

I dropped in and spent a few memorable days with good friend Rene on the way up to the festival. We had a lot of fun exploring and painting. Not to mention I drank all his beer in his fridge for him.


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The Scottish Highlander

8″x16″ (20x40cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

These animals were amazing. It was a little unnerving being so close to them in the field, however unlike cows they were content in doing there own thing.

(Available through artist)

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Model Study #1

8″x12″ (20x30cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

Two models dressed in the most amazing attire sat and conversed with each other in the sunlight. A beautiful experience to paint.

(Available through artist)

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Model Study #2

12″x8″ (30x20cm)
Oil on canvas board

Plein air

The other model.

(Available through artist)

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The Grass is Greener

8″x12″ (20x30cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

(Available through artist)

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The Cows and the Hare

12″x24″ (30x60cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

(Available though artist)

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Cow Study Doetinchem

8″x12″ (20x30cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

(Available through artist)

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6amDoetinchemHolland

6am Doetinnchem Holland

9″x12″ (22.5x30cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

(Sold)

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Tankers

Tankers

8″x12″ (20x30cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

(sold)

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WaveStudyNoordvijk

Wave Study – Noordwijk

12″x32″ (30x80cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

(Available at PR2 Gallery – Amsterdam)

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PortraitKoonie

Portrait of Koonie

12″x16″ (30x40cm)
Oil on board

Plein air

Sitting talking with Koonie, (One of the major organizers) over a few wines.

(Sold)

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CowStudyNordwijk

Large Cow study

12″x32″ (30x80cm)
Oil on Canvas

Plein air

(sold)

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Horses in Grey

12″x32″ (30x80cm)
Oil on Canvas

Plein air

(Available at PR2 Gallery – Amsterdam)


Cloud&SeaStudy

Cloud and Sea Study – Noordwijk

12″x32″ (30x80cm)
Oil on Canvas

Plein air

(sold)

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