As you may know I often wander about and astray through landscapes I have never been before or in this particular case I know all too well. Batenburg is not far away from Nijmegen, where I was born and raised and upon my word it is a quite pittoresque village along the river Maas.
I planned this study to be completed under an hour. I think I improve. The goal is to prepare me for the outdoor season to come.
A little pond situated in the Ooij Polder, Gelderland, Netherlands, near Nijmegen, caused me a lot of trouble. I saw human figures in the treeline and the water reflections but I had to come up with some subtlety so I wouldn’t attrack all the attention to the figures as well to the trees as a given realistic fact.
Sometimes it happens that you see faces in trees and water. Such was the case when I came to ‘t Meertje, a place near Ooij and Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
My hometown Nijmegen at Gelderland, Netherlands in a slight cubistic way but also impressionistic
An experiment with cubism / roundism applied to a site that’s familiar to me: The former protestant church at the Ooij, at Gelderland, Netherlands.
Breaking up a forest into planes of light, darkness and cubistic forms. It’s called ‘The Valley of the Philisophers’ (Filosofendal) at Berg en Dal, near Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands (Nederland).
View on Haaften, Gelderland, Netherlands at the river ‘Waal’, done in impressionistic hatched strokes.
I was inspired by Mondriaan’s orange mill when I did this piece. I executed it in quite expressionistic colours.
An impressionistic view on the bridge at Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.