Simplifying the light
I am in love with our old house. I believe this is the fourth painting I am making of this very room (have a look at the first, the second and the third one). The sunlight makes nice and strong contrasts when it falls through the west-facing windows, making the historic interior and its colours quite vivid. So I wanted to paint that effect. It's a good exercise to simplify things, too, and I hope I haven't involved too much of unnecessary details.
I painted this one alla prima on a Mus panel with oil colours. As usual, I used the three primary colours plus burnt umber and titanium white.
This is how it became the Amelander Interior, oil, panel, 24x30 cm. View the finished painting in my gallery.