Monday, 13 February 2012

beautiful zeeland: translating light and energy onto canvas

Even in winter, this is our favourite place to be, along the dune coast of Zeeland. Zeeland is a province in the south west corner of the Netherlands where we live and is made up of a group of islands joined together with dykes, dams, bridges and tunnels, and I love it here. It doesn't matter whether it's the middle of summer and full of tourists or midwinter and quiet, the light is always interesting along with the movement of the sea. The colours are continually changing.
We take our bikes and spend all day cycling the paths up and down through the dunes and woods.  On the warmer days I pack my swim suit of course! The sights remain an inspiration for our art work. That you can see as far as the eye and the curvature of the Earth will let you. We enjoy the challenge of translating the colours and light. 
andrea cook - coast: oil on canvas 100 x 40cm

And of course the challenge of translating the energy and power of the sea onto canvas.
francesco antonietti: acrylic on canvas 80 x 60cm

andrea cook - waves: oil on canvas 60 x 50cm
There will be more to come, so watch this space!


  1. So very beautiful, your challenges were more than met. Fantastic pictures and Paintings!!!

    1. Awww...thank you Edward :-)
      Your island looks fantastic! We have a thing about islands...we live on one too, so do my parents, and if we go on holiday we generally seek them out. They always have special cultures and atmospheres.