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Oil study at Katwijk beach South Holland while painting with Roos Schuring

Posted On: Saturday 12th May 2012
Summary: This was done while painting on the beach at Katwijk aan Zee, Holland, with Dutch painter Roos Schuring

Blog Tags: Landscape painting   Oil painting   Outdoor painting   Plein air   People   Reflections in water   Painting water   People in paintings   Painting in the rain   Learn to paint   Painting tips   

oil painting katwijk beach hollandRoos Schuring and I started painting on the beach at Katwijk aan Zee mid morning in early May (last week) in a strong breeze, spots of rain in the air and a heavily overcast sky. Roos paints regularly plein air on the beach around here and is a skilled interpreter in oils of the wonderfully changeable lighting conditions that you get on beaches.

The first thing she taught me was how to weigh down my french easel with a bag of sand to stop it blowing over! But I was there mostly to video her. I'll post our video conversation and my video of her painting live in a few days time for Cambridge Art Academy members.

Whilst we were setting up someone took a photograph of us that appearing later in the day on a Dutch TV weather bulletin

It's always good to watch other artists at work. It doesn't matter if their style is different - every painter has their own unique way of applying paint, interpreting the subject, using their materials. And in these things there is always something new to learn. In between the video I was learning from her.

This is my version of the scene , oil on canvas 12"x24" Too many hard edges in the clouds - but I'll change that later.


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