6/3 | Sunday

Our workshop participants started to trickle in. Rick and I went to Vondelpark (the Netherlands’ largest park) to select painting locales. Met and greeted the workshop participants at our hotel. Had a first night meal at Restaurant Haesje Claes for a classic Dutch dinner.

Amsterdam’s beautiful black lacquered doors with personalized hand-painted lettering
The Dutch love their flowers! Rosebush along a wall.
One of the most common mistakes an inexperienced landscape painter makes is to try to put in too much in their compositions. A disproportionate composition is the unfortunate usual outcome.
Rick and I suggested that students select a ground composition…
Or a sky silhouette composition.
Sunset on the Prinsengracht Canal

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