Today’s painting is a self-portrait of sorts, given that the person in the painting is actually me.
I had completely forgotten about this image until it came up in my Timehop feed.
The “Distant Falcon”, is the same windmill – De Valk – as in my previous Leiden painting.
The reference photo for this painting was taken from the bridge that crosses the Rijnsburgersingel canal.
I’d love to buy a boat one day and cruise the canals of The Netherlands.
For now I’ll make do with looking at the painting!
Happy bidding 🙂
I visited the city of Leiden in the Netherlands in the autumn of 2013, and on arriving, I looked out of my hotel room window, and the first thing I saw was this tall windmill poking out above the trees.
It didn’t look too far, so I went for a walk to take a closer look.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m out and about, especially when travelling abroad or in the countryside, I’ve always got one eye on my surroundings, looking for potential scenes to photograph for use as painting reference.
I’ve got quite a backlog of image files just waiting to be painted.
But sometimes, the photos don’t inspire me, and I want to paint something that I don’t have a reference for.
I’ve not done much in the way of trying to sell any of my paintings for a while (in fact the last painting I sold was a pet portrait commission back in 2012!)
A few people have expressed an interest in buying some of my work in the last few months, so I decided to make some of it available to purchase.
You can see my available paintings in my DailyPaintWorks gallery.