Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Passing the Point - Sailboat Painting - Sailing Art - Yacht Art - Living Room Decor - Wall Art

 "Passing the Point" |  11" x 14" | Oil on canvas panel
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 

While visiting the town of Oxford in Maryland, I stopped to paint in the area during an outdoor painting event in that took place in nearby Easton. There was enough of a breeze past the point for sailboats to go sailing but in the cove the water was mostly calm with lots of reflections. Since it was a hot and humid morning the sky turned a wonderful shade of pink. That's something that doesn't happen very often in California and when it does it's usually at sunrise or sunset. In Maryland I've see that unique shade of pink in the sky at all times of the day. 

I feel very lucky to be able to get to know an unfamiliar place through painting outdoors, I always experience and learn new things. It's led to some wonderful adventures and unforgettable moments.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Handcrafted History - Wooden Boats - Handcrafted Classic Boats - Sailing Art - Yacht Art - Living Room Art

 "Handcrafted History" |  16" x 20" | Oil on canvas panel
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 

This was painted on location in July during the Plein Air Easton event. Since it was very hot and humid I was searching for a spot to paint that had some shade as well as something interesting to paint. I wandered over to the Cutts and Case Shipyard in Oxford, Maryland and found this scene just inside their showroom. It took me two painting sessions to complete this one. The first session I spent almost all of my time drawing, stopping when the light changed because a storm blew through the area. The second session involved paint application and once again it began to rain when I was a couple of hours into it. Fortunately, the staff that works there appreciates art (which is understandable since they create art in the form of beautiful wooden boats) and invited me inside the showroom so that I could finish working.

While I was there I took a few moments to look around and read some of the materials about the history of the boats. The boat in the back with the flag on it is the historic Foto chase boat once owned by Morris Roselfeld who photographed the heyday of yachting in 1920s and 1930s. The owner of Cutts and Case bought it when it was in disrepair and restored it. 

The perspective in this painting was the most challenging part to get right and like I mentioned I spent a whole lot of time drawing. Out of all the artwork I created during Plein Air Easton this painting was the one I enjoyed working on the most because it was so challenging.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Balboa Classic - Original Oil Painting of Sailboats - Yacht Art - Sailing Art - Living Room Art - Family Room Art

 "Balboa Classic" | 8" x 10" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 

This was painted on location during the week-long Just Plein Fun event on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California.  The event is an invitational outdoor (plein air) painting event arranged by Debra Huse Gallery. The show features work by 13 artists who painted on the Balboa Peninsula over the course of a week.

The Just Plein Fun Exhibition and Sale will run through Sept. 1, 2014. 
Debra Huse Gallery - 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Colorful Morning Walk - Original Oil Painting of Balboa Island - Yacht Decor - Wall Decor - Living Room Decor - Balboa Island Art - Just Plein Fun

"Colorful Morning Walk" | 8" x 16" | Oil on canvas panel 
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 

This was painted on location during the week-long Just Plein Fun event on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California.  The event is an invitational outdoor (plein air) painting event arranged by Debra Huse Gallery. The show features work by 13 artists who painted on the Balboa Peninsula over the course of a week.
The Just Plein Fun Exhibition and Sale will run through Sept. 1, 2014. 
Debra Huse Gallery - 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA

Monday, August 25, 2014

All Tied Up - Original Oil Painting of Boats on Balboa Island - Yacht Decor - Sailing Art - Living Room Decor - Balboa Island Art - Just Plein Fun

 
"All Tied Up" | 11" x 14" | Oil on canvas panel 
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 

This was painted on location during the week-long Just Plein Fun event on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California.  The event is an invitational outdoor (plein air) painting event arranged by Debra Huse Gallery. The show features work by 13 artists who painted on the Balboa Peninsula over the course of a week.
The Just Plein Fun Exhibition and Sale will run through Sept. 1, 2014. 
Debra Huse Gallery - 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Floating Under the Clouds - Original Oil Painting of Boats - Yacht Art - Sailing Art - Living Room Art - Family Room Art


"Floating Under the Clouds" | 8" x 10" | Oil on canvas panel 
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 
This was painted on location during the week-long Just Plein Fun event on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California.  The event is an invitational outdoor (plein air) painting event arranged by Debra Huse Gallery. The show features work by 13 artists who painted on the Balboa Peninsula over the course of a week.
This is the first painting I completed for the week and it came together very quickly in spite of the sprinkling of rain that came down while I was working. Fortunately, it was a very warm morning and the light shower cooled me off. Since I work in oils my painting wasn't affected by the change in weather and the rain only lasted a short time. I was out the door before dawn hoping for some dramatic light on the island and since a rare storm had just passed thorough Southern California I found the sky was filled with clouds as well. Calm water made for bold reflections and when I spotted this group of boats I set up me easel and went to work. 
The Just Plein Fun Exhibition and Sale will run through Sept. 1, 2014. 
Debra Huse Gallery - 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

All Dressed Up - Sailboat Painting - Just Plein Fun - Balboa Island Sailing Art - Yacht Art - Living Room Art

 "All Dressed Up" | 9" x 12" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 

A little over a week ago I was one of 13 participating artists in the Just Plein Fun event organized by Debra Huse Gallery that took place on Balboa Island. All of us painted in and around the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, CA for a week dropping off our paintings at Debra Huse Gallery daily. It was exciting to see the new work hung on the walls every day.

At the end of the week there was a timed two hour Brush Off along Marine Avenue. After the Brush Off all of us framed our paintings and took them over to the gallery to see the final show. Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum, was the judge for the show.

The award winners -
1st Place - Rita Pacheco Fun Zone
2nd - Michael Clements 'View from Washington St. Pier'
 3rd - Toni Williams 'Diamond Alley'
HM - Mark Fehlman 'Our Little Paradise'
HM - Michele Byrne 'Castle Contest on Ruby'
Brush Off - Mike Carroll 'Call of the Bells'
People's Choice - Sally Jordan

The Just Plein Fun Exhibition and Sale will run through Sept. 1, 2014. 
Debra Huse Gallery - 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA


  "Floating Under the Clouds" | 8" x 10" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek

  "Balboa Classic" | 8" x 10" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 


 "Shady Walk" | 8" x 16" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 


 "The Original Island Treat" | 12" x 9" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek


 "All Tied Up" | 11" x 14" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 


 Brush Off Painting
"50 Cents to Ride" | 9" x 12" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 


 "Afloat" | 6" x 8" | Oil on canvas panel | KimVanDerHoek.com
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek