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05-03-2003, 10:28 AM

After my garden, there is a park with a little castle, 'Hof Ter Saxen'.
In this park, there is also a 'wild' section. This is a painting from that section. A bit empty I'm afraid..
If you want to see the castle and surroundings go to http://home.planetinternet.be/~hdb9100/ls/htsaksen-ls-bd.htm
Comments and critiques much appreciated.

05-03-2003, 11:43 AM
Jan, I like your style of painting very much!
Nice loose and beautiful colors. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2003/10305-handenklappen.gif

05-03-2003, 11:49 AM
I like the painting Jan. Makes me want to walk in your park.

05-03-2003, 11:50 AM
i like your "wild" section very much. very washy


05-03-2003, 01:49 PM
Thx Paula, John and Bethany.
You are welcome John!

05-03-2003, 02:03 PM
very verrrrrrry pleasing !

05-05-2003, 08:41 AM
Wonderful! I love the softness and color choices.:clap: :clap: :clap:

Little Old Lady
05-05-2003, 09:03 AM
Wonderful loose landscape.

William Reents
05-05-2003, 09:19 AM
Beautiful, My kind of picture.

William Reents
05-05-2003, 09:32 AM
I love your style. Beautiful

05-05-2003, 10:25 AM
Very nice Jan............colors and composition work together well.....

05-05-2003, 11:01 AM
Jan, I really like the colors and "airy" feel--don't find it empty at all. Since I'm just starting out and trying to "find myself," I spend a lot of time looking at how things are done. I'm just wondering if you're left-handed? The reason I ask is that much of the fore- and mid-ground foliage sweeps up from right to left (like the wind is blowing in that direction). Being right-handed, I unconsciously tend to make mine go from left to right because my hand doesn't block the view of the brush then. Just curious...

thanks and great painting


05-05-2003, 02:11 PM
Thanks for looking and appreciation Gilberte, Betty, Joann, William, Al..
Darren: I'm not left handed but this painting is done with a 2 inch Japanese brush, promoted by Ron Ranson.
You can go all dictions with that brush. A nice book is "Watercolor Fast & Loose" by Ron Ranson, David &Charles .
You can also visit http://artist-videos.com/html/ronranson.html
The site of Ron ranson is www.ronranson.com but there is a problem with that site on this moment, it is connected with a windows NT site..
Keep painting!

05-05-2003, 02:54 PM
That large tree is wonderful!

05-05-2003, 09:22 PM
Hallo Jan:

Wat leuk om hier in Wet Canvas referentie materiaal met Nederlands onderschrift te zien.

For other members a loose translation: "Very nice to see reference material here on Wet Canvas with Dutch explanations".

I really enjoy the loose style in which you painted this picture. It is very pleasing and peaceful to look at.

Clasje :)

05-07-2003, 01:44 PM
Thanks nandie and clasje for looking and comments.
Clasje , I see you are from Ontario and still speak Dutch, how curious :D
My wive has family in Ontario, in Burford, the family De Munck.
is your family initially from Flanders of the Netherlands?


05-07-2003, 02:55 PM
Hallo Jan:

I have lived in Canada since 1971. My whole family still lives in and around Tilburg in The Netherlands. On average I have been back to Holland every 2 years.

Last September both my husband and I were there again. Then the whole family took a daytrip by bus to Brugge (all 14 of us) and we had a marvelous time.

Just looked Burford up on a roadmap of Ontario. It is about a three hour drive south from where I live.

Thanks for your interest.

Hartelijke groeten,