My drawing and painting life
NEWS: From August 22 until October 3rd I’m showing some of my recent paintings in a window in Tuinwijk, a nice neighborhood of my town Utrecht.
These two paintings (30 x 30 cm acrylic on canvas) are there now.
As are two of my tree paintings on paper – 20 x 20 cm – which I framed neatly in a black frame (30x30cm). It’s these two, the blue one plus yesterday’s tree. By the way, I’m entering the blue tree painting for day 10 of the challenge.
The sun was blazing hot when I put my paintings there. Not the best light to get a good photo. Hope to go back and get one soon.
The location : ‘Tuinwijk’ means literally ‘garden neighborhood’ – it is a neighborhood with lovely houses and trees on the streets. As most Dutch people living in this neighborhood have a bicycle – as do their children – so they need a place to put them safe. Also to keep the street from being blocked by all those bikes. Though the houses are nice and many have gardens, many don’t have a way into their garden from the street. The city of Utrecht offers sheds in some neigborhoods for common use. This is in fact part of one of the houses.
The windows of the house were blocked off with a white wall and looked rather bleak. Until an artist living in the neighborhood had the wonderful idea of having art in the window. She arranges this every year that there is art in the window and that it is regularly changed.
I like the idea that many people living in Tuinwijk walk by my paintings on their way to get their bike in and out of the bike shed behind the window.
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