Since we are not having a warm and dry summer this year, why not think of the proper winter then for a while? It was cold and white for almost a fortnight last February. And it was wonderful to watch the islanders having snow fun on their traditional horse-drawn sleighs. As well as the white rooftops of our village.
For a change, I decided to paint on cardboard this time, applying lots of layers of gesso first. Again, I used a limited palette; cadmium red, ultramarine, burnt umber and titanium white.
Thus it became "Hollum. Winter", acrylic, cardboard 30 x 25,5 cm. An image of the finished painting is to be found in my gallery.
"It was love at first sight when we saw the small painting. After enjoying the Kunstmaand (our 15th!) for a few days we went back to Buren. Even more surprised we decided to purchase the winter view on Hollum. It now has a nice place in our house. We enjoy it!"