Blog: Fresh off the easel


Sketchbook flipthrough part 2 (video) (Sun, 10 Sep 2017)
This is the second sketchbook, a watercolour one, that I filled in the summer of 2017 as part of the homework assignment for Wackers.
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Vondelpark (Sat, 09 Sep 2017)
moleskine sketchbook A5 Philine van der Vegte The academy year has started again, we went out for some sketching in the Vondelpark. After filling 2 sketchbooks during the summer holidays, I had to push myself a bit to start yet another drawing. However, this one turned out nicely I think.
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Sketchbook flipthrough (video) (Sun, 03 Sep 2017)
This is one of the two sketchbooks I filled during the summer holidays 2017 as part of the summer homework assignment for the Wackers Academy.
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Rietveld chair 2 (Thu, 31 Aug 2017)
"Rietveld chair", oil on canvas 80x100cm. Portrait painted from life, my 14 year old daughter posing for me in a borrowed Rietveld chair. I painted this for the exhibition "Mondriaan en De Stijl" at Kunst Kijken Volendam om 28th and 29th of October 2017.
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Rietveld chair (timelapse video) (Wed, 30 Aug 2017)
First part of painting my daughter in a borrowed Rietveld chair, for the exhibition "Mondriaan en de Stijl" at Kunst Kijken Volendam on 28th and 29th of August 2017.
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Water side (Sat, 26 Aug 2017)
"Waterside", plein air oil painting by painter Philine van der Vegte "Waterside", plein air oil on panel 13x18cm "Waterside", painted en plein air in Waterland, The Netherlands. Daily painting #130, oil on panel 13x18 cm, available on Etsy. I painted this on the waterside of one of the many canals in the Dutch countryside. After painting, I scratched some contour lines with the back of my brush to accentuate the movement of the water and the reeds. Painting by the canal in the sun!
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Cloud study (Fri, 25 Aug 2017)
plein air cloud study, painting by philine van der vegte Cloud study, oil on panel 13x18cm Cloud study, painted en plein air in Waterland, The Netherlands. Daily painting #131, oil on panel 13x18 cm, available on Etsy. Classic Dutch clouds, that can be seen here almost every day in the summer.
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Below water level (Thu, 24 Aug 2017)
"Below water level", Dutch landscape in oils by Philine van der Vegte "Below water level", oil on panel 13x18cm "Below water level", painted en plein air in Waterland, The Netherlands. Daily painting #129, oil on panel 13x18 cm. The Purmer ring dyke protects the polder behind it and keeps it dry. This was painted from the waterside. The farm behind lies lower than the water, a common sight in the Netherlands. Available on Etsy. Painting "Below water level" with my mini painter's box on my lap
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Waiting calf (Tue, 22 Aug 2017)
"Waiting", calf cow painting, oil on panel 13x18cm by Philine van der Vegte "Waiting", oil on panel 13x18cm by Philine van der Vegte  "Waiting", oil on panel 13x18 cm (5x7 inch). Painted from life on a farm in Mijdrecht. It is a red MRIJ calf.  I liked the way it was standing so small in the big space. On the left were boxes with more calves, it wasn't really alone at all. Daily painting #128, available on Etsy. Doing some sketches first in watercolour
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Study of a calf (Mon, 21 Aug 2017)
Paiting a calf in oil from life, by Philine van der Vegte "Study of a calf" Original oil daily painting with cows on a panel 13x18 cm. This sweet calf was lying still for a long time while I painted it in the stable, watching me all the time. It is the Dutch red and white MRIJ breed (named after the rivers Maas Rijn IJssel). Daily painting #127, available on Etsy. "Study of a calf", oil painting on a panel 13x18 cm by Philine van der Vegte
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Dinner time (Fri, 18 Aug 2017)
Dinner time, oil on canvas 60x80cm, painting of a Stabyhoun eating from a bowl by Philine van der Vegte "Dinner time" This is a painting of our black and white Stabyhoun eating from her stainless steel bowl on the floor. Oil on canvas 60x80 cm, available on Etsy. Wikipedia: The Stabyhoun or Stabij is one of the top five rarest dog breeds in the world. It is from Friesland and in particular from the Frisian forest area, a region in the southeast and east of Friesland. The breed has been mentioned in Dutch literature going back to the early 1800s, but has only extended its range from the 1960s outside of Friesland and not until the 2000s did the range officially extended beyond the Netherlands. The name Stabij translates roughly as "stand by me" with the last part simply Frisian, meaning dog, which is pronounced "hoon". The dog is considered a Dutch national treasure. There are only a few thousand Stabyhouns in existence today worldwide.
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My mother's tomatoes (Sat, 12 Aug 2017)
"My mother's tomatoes", oil painting on panel 20x30 cm by Philine van der Vegte "My mother's tomatoes", oil on panel 20x30 cm. Daily painting #125, available on Etsy. Painted alla prima, from life. My mother brought me these heirloom tomatoes from the garden yesterday. Too beuautiful to eat, I needed to paint them first. But tonight they will be an excellent salad!
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Wild peach with a painting rag (Fri, 11 Aug 2017)
"Wild peach with a painting rag", oil on panel 20x30 cm, painted alla prima from life by Philine van der Vegte "Wild peach with a painting rag", oil on panel 20x30 cm, painted alla prima from life. Daily painting #124, available on Etsy.
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Cloud study (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
Cloud study, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden by Philine van der Vegte. Cloud study, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #123, oil on panel 13x18 cm, available on Etsy.
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Rocks and pine trees (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
Rocks and pine trees, painted in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #122, oil on panel 13x18 cm by Philine van der Vegte Rocks and pine trees, painted in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #122, oil on panel 13x18 cm. Available on Etsy.
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Abstract waves (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
Abstract waves, painted by Philine van der Vegte. Oil on panel 13x18cm. Abstract waves, painted in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #121, oil on panel 13x18 cm. Available on Etsy.
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Sandhamn house (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
Sandhamn house, painted in the Stockholm archipelago by Philine van der Vegte Sandhamn house, painted in the Stockholm archipelago. Daily painting #120, oil on panel 13x18 cm. This sweet house was tucked away on the island of Sandhamn in Sweden. I tried to catch the play of the sunlight on the house and greenery. Available on Etsy.
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Cloud reflections (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
Cloud reflections, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago by Philine van der Vegte Cloud reflections, painted en plein air in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. Daily painting #119, oil on panel 13x18 cm. Available on Etsy.
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Hasselkobben island (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
Hasselkobben island, plein air oil painting on panel 13x18cm by Philine van der Vegte Hasselkobben island, plein air oil painting on panel 13x18cm. Daily painting #116, available on Etsy.
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Swedish summer house (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
"Swedish summer house", oil painting on panel 13x18cm by Philine van der Vegte "Swedish summer house", oil painting on panel 13x18cm. Daily painting #118, available on Etsy.
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Girl in a boat (Wed, 09 Aug 2017)
Girl in a boat, oil painting on panel 13x18 cm by Philine van der Vegte Girl in a boat, oil on panel 13x18 cm. Daily painting 117, available on Etsy.
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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 en plein air at the fish days in Monnickendam. Available via www.dailypaintworks.com.
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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! Daily painting #114, available at www.dailypaintworks.com.
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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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