zondag 28 mei 2017

Turkey poults

"Turkey poults", oil on panel 20x23 cm by Philine van der Vegte
"Turkey poults" Original oil painting on panel 20x23cm. Daily painting #89, available on Etsy.These turkey poults were left to die by their mother and in bad shape when we found them. They are now much better, living in the kitchen under a heat lamp and on the lawn when the sun is shining. In a much bigger cage than this painterly one!
Painted alla prima, from life.

zaterdag 27 mei 2017

Front door

"Front door" , oil painting on panel 15x20 cm by Philine van der Vegte
"Front door" Farm interior/ landscape with chestnut tree, original oil painting on panel 15x20cm. Daily painting #88, sold.
A very hot spring day, too hot to paint outside. So I stayed indoors in the old cow stable where it is always cool. The chestnut tree that is visible through the front door is from 1929. 🔴

woensdag 24 mei 2017

Reflections

reflections, plein air cityscape by Philine van der Vegte
Reflections, oil on panel 15x20 cm, daily painting #87. Available on Etsy.
Reflections of a building in the water, yellow buoys floating on top. Plein air painting in Amsterdam.

maandag 22 mei 2017

woensdag 17 mei 2017

Yellow buoys

Yellow buoys, marina Amsterdam by Philine van der Vegte
Yellow buoys, oil on panel 20x20 cm, daily painting #85. Available on Etsy. 
The zig zag lines of the yellow buoys make triangles on the water. I tried to capture the movement of the water with the reflection of the blue sky.

maandag 15 mei 2017

Cardboard box selfie

Picture by Merlijne
Painting ourselves today in art class, with our head in a cardboard box to get interesting light-dark effects. Very uncomfortable, funny though. Portait turned out weird, as my self portraits always do. Can't get the hang of measuring in the mirror, there must be a better way than just winging it.

donderdag 11 mei 2017

Turkey chick still life

"Turkey chick still life" Original oil painting on panel 20x15cm. Daily painting # 84, available on Etsy. Today, mama turkey ventured out into the vegetable garden. Her chicks got stuck in the strawberry netting, and great panic ensued. When I went to see what all the racket was about, it was already too late for this little chick. I cut the others loose, under flying attacks from the mother who assumed I wanted to kill her children! I painted this poor thing and then buried it. So soft...

woensdag 10 mei 2017

Building blocks

Building blocks, plein air cityscape by Philine van der Vegte
Building blocks, original oil cityscape, plein air in Amsterdam. Painting size is 30x20 cm on wooden panel, available on Etsy. The cube-like volumes of the different buildings gve a rhythm in space, taking you away into the distance. Some real colours (the spring leaves in the trees, the red rescue floater and the bright blue bottom left) brighten up the monotony of the greys. Daily painting #83.

maandag 8 mei 2017

Peonies in a cardboard box

"Peonies in a cardboard box" Original alla prima oil painting on panel 30x40cm by Philine van der Vegte
"Peonies in a cardboard box" Original alla prima oil painting on panel 30x40cm. Daily painting #82, available on Etsy. Lovely bright pink peonies. I placed them in a cardboard box to get an extra strong light and dark effect (chiaroscuro).

zondag 7 mei 2017

Peony

Pink peony oil painting by Philine van der Vegte
"Peony" Original oil painting on panel 20x23cm. Daily painting #81, available on Etsy.
Peonies always give such a feeling of luxuriousness. The deep pink, delicate flower is irresistible. I nicked this one from my sister's birthday party so I could paint it.

vrijdag 5 mei 2017

Strawberry still life

Strawberry still life, oil on panel 15x15cm, daily painting  by Philine van der Vegte
"Strawberry still life" Original oil painting on panel 15x15cm.  Available on Etsy.
I love the colour and flavour of strawberries, and so do the children. I saved one to paint. It's still cold here, so the strawberries came from the shop. But the leaf and flower are from the garden, as a promise of luxuries to come!

This is daily painting number 80.

woensdag 3 mei 2017

"Lilacs", plein air oil painting by Philine van der Vegte, panel 30x20cm
Daily painting #79, oil on wooden panel 30x20 cm, available on Etsy.
Lilacs on Kattenburg island, original oil painting, plein air in Amsterdam.
This is on the old naval wharf in Amsterdam. The island Kattenburg was created in 1655 and is across the National Maritime Museum and near Central station.
For me, the interest of this painting lies in the contrast between the straight volumes of the buildings and the meandering branches of the lilac tree. I painted it en plein air.

maandag 1 mei 2017

Rag doll

Ragdoll oil painting on panel 30x40 cm by Philine van der Vegte
"Rag doll", oil on panel 30x40 cm, daily painting #78. Available on Etsy.
This is my sweet old rag doll, that my aunt made for me when she was only a child herself. Poppelijs has seen many repairs and is still much loved.