SimPly painting what i see


Welcome! My name is Philine van der Vegte, and I paint what I see. The work you will find here is fairly realistic, in a loose style. The subjects are close to home; small things from the kitchen or garden, farm animals and Dutch landscapes. I love to paint people and will gladly do a portrait for you. I normally work with oil paint.

I try to paint daily, and blog about this below. The daily paintings are by nature small, however sometimes a biggie comes up. Most paintings are for sale on  Etsy, or you can contact me directly if you see something you like.

Jury report Schilderfestival Noordwijk 2017, nomination: "Sferische landschappen. Een prachtig portret: rode dame. Mooi licht donker, bijna Rembrandtesk . Tonale benadering , weinig kleurgebruik maar veel sfeer"


Hortus Botanicus (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
Plein air watercolour with orange flowers, sketchbook by Philine van der Vegte I spent a beautiful sunny day with another art school student in the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam, plein air drawing and watercolouring between the plants. These orange flowers were begging for attention!
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View of the carillon in Monnickendam (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
View of the carillon in Monnickendam, plein air oil on panel by Philine van der VEgte "Zicht op de speeltoren", oil on panel 20x30 cm, painted plain air at the fish days in Monnickendam.
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The fish smoker (Fri, 14 Jul 2017)
Fish smoker in Monnickendam, plein air painting by Philine van der Vegte "The fish smoker", oil on panel 20x30 cm, painted en plein air at the Monnickendammer Visdagen where men smoke mackarel and herring. It was windy and lots of rain as well, I kept on drying my painting with a bit of cloth in between showers. Then, big gusts of wind. Brushes fell into the water, one of the skippers fished them out for me from his boat. Hurrah! Still, I think the old smoker turned out nice with his oil drum for smoking the fish in, and his yellow parasol for the rain. And finally we got a bit of sun as well!
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Suus (Sun, 02 Jul 2017)
dog portrait in oil on panel 15x15 cm by animal painter Philine van der Vegte 🔴 "Suus", commissioned dog portrait in oil on panel. This sweet dog is a Drentse Patrijs, an old Dutch hunting breed and now mostly kept as slobbering and happy family dogs (as is this one). Oil on panel 15x15 cm, sold.
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Beech trees (Sat, 01 Jul 2017)
Beech trees, plein air oil painting by Philine van der Vegte "Beech trees", a little road with trees, painted en plein air in the woods near Doorn, NL. Daily painting #112, oil on panel 15x20 cm, available on Etsy.
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Den Treek (Sat, 01 Jul 2017)
wood lane, plein air oil painting by Philine van der Vegte  "Den Treek", a little road with trees, painted en plein air in the woods near Doorn, NL. Daily painting #111, oil on panel 15x20 cm. Abailable on Etsy.
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Evening (Tue, 27 Jun 2017)
plein air seascape by philine van der vegte "Evening", painted en plein air from life at Schilderfestival Noordwijk.
Daily painting #110, oil on panel 20x30 cm.
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Dune landscape (Tue, 27 Jun 2017)
"Dune landscape", oil on panel 30x40 cm by Philine van der Vegte "Dune landscape", oil on panel 30x40 cm. Painted en pein air at painting festival Noordwijk on the Dutch coast. Available on Etsy. Daily painting #108.
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Cloud studies (Mon, 26 Jun 2017)
Cloud studies, oil on panel 15x20 cm, available on Etsy.
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Painting the sea, in the sea (video) (Mon, 26 Jun 2017)

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Watching the kids (Mon, 26 Jun 2017)
"Watching the kids", painted en plein air from life at Schilderfestival Noordwijk. "Watching the kids", painted en plein air from life at Schilderfestival Noordwijk. Daily painting #105, oil on panel 20x30 cm.Available on Etsy.
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Sailing club (Mon, 26 Jun 2017)
"Sailing club" plein air oil painting beach by Philine van der Vegte 🔴 "Sailing club", oil on panel 20x30 cm, plein air at Noorwijk Schilderfestival, sold.
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Low tide (Sun, 25 Jun 2017)
Daily painting #103, "Low tide", oil on panel 15x20 cm. Available on Etsy.
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Morning dip (Thu, 22 Jun 2017)
seascape, beach painting by Philine van der Vegte 🔴 Longest day of the year today! We got up very early this morning to paint the sunrise - on the beach at 5:30. At about 6:30 these people came by for an early swim. Painting "morning dip", oil on panel 30x20cm. Sold immediately, even with lots of sand in the paint - easel fell over in an unguarded moment. What a rookie mistake...
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Pink painter (Tue, 20 Jun 2017)
🔴 "Pink painter", oil on panel 15x15 cm. I painted this colleague at Noordwijk painting festival, all week at the beach and we have beautiful weather.
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First day at Noordwijk (Tue, 20 Jun 2017)
Seascape, oil on panel 20x30 cm by oil painer Philine van der Vegte 🔴 "First day" Seascape, oil on panel 20x30 cm. Sold at the painting festival Noordwijk.
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Off to Noordwijk painting festival! (Mon, 19 Jun 2017)
So I'm all packed and ready to go to Noordwijk painting festival this afternoon. I'll stay there all week, and you're most welcome to visit. See www.schilderfestival.eu for location details. Finished paintings of all 50 participating painters will be hung up in the festival tent immediately and are for sale. We're expecting great weather, so lots of sunny paintings this year! I'll post the paintings as much as I can on this blog, and certainly on Facebook and Instagram. They will be available online after my return (if not sold off the easel).
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Swedish girl (Thu, 15 Jun 2017)
Swedish girl, Portrait of a light blond woman, painted from life by Philine van der Vegte Swedish girl, Portrait of a light blond woman, painted from life in oil on panel 30x40 cm. Daily painting #98. Available on Etsy.
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Messy bun (Tue, 13 Jun 2017)
Clair obscur portrait of a woman by Philine van der Vegte Messy bun, Portrait of a dark haired woman, painted from life in oil on panel 30x40 cm. Daily painting #96, available on Etsy.
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Red blouse (Tue, 13 Jun 2017)
Portrait of a woman by Philine van der Vegte Red blouse, Portrait of a black woman in a red blouse, painted from life in oil on panel 30x40 cm. Daily painting #95. Available on Etsy.

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Philine van der Vegte

Hoogedijk 40, 1145 PP Katwoude NL

philine@philinevandervegte.com