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SimPly painting what i see


Welcome! My name is Philine van der Vegte, and I paint what I see. The paintings you will find here are 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 try to paint daily, and blog about this below. The daily paintings are usually small. Most paintings are for sale on  Etsy, or you can contact me directly if you see something you like.


Turkey poults (Sun, 28 May 2017)
"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.
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Front door (Sat, 27 May 2017)
"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, available on Etsy. 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.
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Reflections (Wed, 24 May 2017)
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.
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Reaching out to you (Mon, 22 May 2017)
"Reaching out to you", oil on panel 20x30 cm by Philine van der Vegte "Reaching out to you", oil on panel 20x30 cm
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Yellow buoys (Wed, 17 May 2017)
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.
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Cardboard box selfie (Mon, 15 May 2017)
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.
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Turkey chick still life (Thu, 11 May 2017)
"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...
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Building blocks (Wed, 10 May 2017)
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.

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Peonies in a cardboard box (Mon, 08 May 2017)
"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).
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Peony (Sun, 07 May 2017)
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.
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Strawberry still life (Fri, 05 May 2017)
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.
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(Wed, 03 May 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.
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Rag doll (Mon, 01 May 2017)
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.
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The joke (Sun, 30 Apr 2017)
"The joke", oil on wooden panel 15x20cm, daily painting #77. One of my children telling a joke to his best friend, who has just arrived to stay for a few days. I like the evening atmosphere with the lamplight from behind.
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Sheep resting (Sat, 29 Apr 2017)
Sheep resting under a grey sky. Daily oil painting by Philine van der Vegte Sheep resting under a grey sky. Daily painting #76, oil on panel 20x15 cm, available on Etsy.
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Sheep and clouds (Fri, 28 Apr 2017)
Sheep and clouds, landscape oil painting by Philine van der Vegte "Sheep and clouds", daily painting #75. Oil on panel 30x20 cm, buy on Etsy. Sheep in De Alde Feanen national park in Friesland, the north of the Netherlands. This is a semi wild area with lots of birds, kept short by sheep and goats. I keep seeing the most amazing skies here.


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Sheep in the Alde Feanen nature reserve (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Daily painting #73, oil on panel 30x20 cm, available on Etsy. I took a trip to the nature reserve De Alde Feanen in Friesland and painted these sheep. The surroundings and the light were perfect for a sheep painting in the style of the Dutch painter Anton Mauve (end 19th century, famous for his herds of sheep).


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Cloud study (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
Cloud study, oil on panel 20x15 cm, daily painting by Philine van der Vegte Cloud study, oil on panel 20x15 cm, daily painting #73.Available on Etsy.

These clouds were painted in Friesland, where I am surrounded by natural Dutch Golden Age landscapes.
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Sânemar near Earnewâld (Tue, 25 Apr 2017)
Sânemar near Earnewâld. plein air oil painting by Philine van der Vegte Daily painting #72, oil on panel 30x20 cm. Available on Etsy. A cold April this year, we're spending some time in Friesland. Too cold for swimming, but great clouds for painting.

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Roodbont (Sun, 23 Apr 2017)
"Roodbont" Original oil daily painting with cows on a panel 30x20 cm by Philine van der Vegte "Roodbont" Original oil daily painting with cows on a panel 30x20 cm, available on Etsy.

These lovely red and white cows can be found in our village. I painted them on the spot in the modern stable. The cows are on waterbeds!
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Philine van der Vegte

Hoogedijk 40, 1145 PP Katwoude NL

philine@philinevandervegte.com