I recently spent a few nights in Olso, attending WordCamp Norway.
The day after the conference, a big group of us took the train up the mountain to Frognerseteren, to go sledging.
My wife and I recently spent a weekend in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales.
After a long walk through the forest to Llyn Elsi, we stopped at the Alpine Coffee Shop for some drinks and a snack.
They sell a wide range of homemade organic, fair trade, and palm oil free products, and the walls are covered in huge paintings and photos of gorillas and orangutans, in an effort to raise awareness of apes in crisis.
Sitting under the watchful gaze of all those great apes inspired me to create this small painting of an orangutan enjoying a mid-afternoon snack.
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.