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Dutch Masters 2/3


A week of 'oil paintings' from out-n-about rural Holland.
(near Ammersluis)

Dutch Masters 2/3


A week of 'oil paintings' from out-n-about rural Holland.
(near Ammersluis)

comments (54)

I've never seen so many windmills in one place. Very nicely done...
Ginnie Hart: You should go to Kinderdijk, Larry, where there are 19 altogether in one spot! Even if I see two in the same shot, I get excited. smile To be honest, I get super excited when I see one. smile Thanks.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 26 May 2010, 04:07
The canvas texture really works with this one, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alex. This was a fun series for me to play around with.
We're not in Kansas anymore. I like the windmills silhouetted against the sky.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love that thought, Odd. Nope, not in Kansas anymore. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 May 2010, 04:26
Ginnie...the not-so-old Master.
Gorgeous work!
Ginnie Hart: At least I'm still alive and kicking, Ray. grin Apart from that, you flatter me! But thank you anyway. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 26 May 2010, 04:46
Superb scenery.
Ginnie Hart: I love this country, Kanyi. Thank you.
Lovely texture treatment!!! Oh out and about, I love doing that too. smile
Ginnie Hart: We try to do it every Saturday, Jen, if the weather allows. So far so good. We love our little adventures, many of which are not all that far from home. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 May 2010, 05:40
You can say that again, these are Dutch Masters, 'they' made Holland and kept 'us' from having wet feet.
A gorgeous/fabulous picture, I must say that I love looking at the map where to find windmills and than try to track them down in the 'middle of nowhere'.
Soon we will have another Dutch Master......you already Master Dutch amazingly...(love these plays with words, couldn't resist....wink
Ginnie Hart: Your Dutch masters take my breath away, as you know, MLMAMV. I will nooit get tired of them or take them for granted. i love seeing those little windmill icons on the map, yes. Those, the castles and the water towers. We are such romantics, aren't we, like two peas in a pod. smile The day I am a Dutch Master, you may shoot me on the spot and immortalize me. HA! grin
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 May 2010, 06:49
these 'paintings' look awesome ginnie, whistful... wonderful... well done!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elaine. These scenes are now my new country and home. Am I lucky or what!
  • oscar
  • France
  • 26 May 2010, 06:58
fantastique!!! who is Don Quijote?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I was asking the same thing, Oscar. grin Gracias.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 May 2010, 07:37
Well that's as Dutch as cheese with holes in it Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I can't tell you how many times I say to Astrid, "This is so Dutch!" grin
Composition a completely successful and very good treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. Merci.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 May 2010, 08:14
Quite like this processing Ginnie and what an amazing sight
Ginnie Hart: Windmills steal my heart anyway, Tony, but when I can get four in one shot, I think I have died and gone to heaven. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 May 2010, 08:36
Yes, very, very Dutch, and I love the Dutch masters, too, the technical masters Astrid mentioned and the famous art masters -yes, your refined picture reminds me of old etchings ...
There are so many aspects of Netherlands- my friend and I are very interested to get insights into the economical, social, architectural, traffical, shortly the modern aspects of life and the really examplary, fine solutions of some problems of our modern life in Nederland. Nederland was and is at all times - formerly and now- a very modern, practically thinking country!
Ginnie Hart: You are so very right about the Netherlands, Philine. Technologically speaking they have been way ahead of the curve throughout their history. Every time Astrid mentions we are below sea level, while we're out-n-about, I try to grasp the meaning of what she has just said. It's mind-boggling!
Gonna put on some Dusty Springfield now!!

You've made a lovely painting out of these windmills Ginnie. You know what? I sometimes miss these views, but all I do then is walk outside, look to my right and go: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
Ginnie Hart: If ever I get tired of Holland, Marion, maybe we'll come join you in Ireland. grin Your adopted country is to you what mine is now to me, I'm sure of it. Bedankt.
nice very nice depth love this location
Ginnie Hart: I was a happy camper, Fabrizio, when I saw it! smile Grazie.
  • hoveeto
  • France
  • 26 May 2010, 10:36
Nice photo. Love the texture applied.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Hoveeto, for stopping by and commenting. Merci.
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 26 May 2010, 10:47
Zo Hollands!!
the weather completes the shot wink
Ginnie Hart: I can't tell you how many times I say to Astrid, "This is so Dutch!" smile Thanks, Nadiuska.
Well there had to be windmills smile Lovely
Ginnie Hart: As surely as there is water in the polder, Bill! smile Thanks.
Very nice Ginnie, I could easily fill a memory card with windmill pictures if I were there I suspect.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you could, Brian. No doubt about it! smile Thanks.
Well i think you did a painting by numbers and then photography it.Mum doing fine.
Ginnie Hart: You never know, Mick (but I did grow up painting by number and loved it as a little kid). So glad to hear your mum is dong fine.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 26 May 2010, 15:06
Super shot and wonderful texture work, really does look like a classic painting
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, JJ.
Windmills are so graceful, this looks supersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda. Windmills are usually very quiet, too, though I have heard them make a lot of noise when the wind is really strong.
I like the way the windmill is silhouetted against the sky.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sheila. Windmills are very soulful to me!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 26 May 2010, 15:47
Exceptional scene for this application. Amazing how the reflections in the water are still so clear.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. There's something about windmills....
Wow, Ginnie, so many mills in one shot!
Just fantastic. Sure beats my single one of yesterday.
Ginnie Hart: I am SOOOOO glad you told me about your windmill from yesterday...otherwise I would have missed it altogether. 4 windmills in one shot don't necessarily beat one in another, Beverly. Yours is stunning. Thanks for alerting me to it.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 26 May 2010, 17:06
This is really neat, Ginnie! Wonderful work!
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Sil. Windmills are so soulful to me!
That is a super composition. A classic piece of Holland.
Ginnie Hart: It doesn't get more Dutch than this, Michael, for sure! Thanks.
I love windmills - contemporary or traditional. Great classic composition and the silhouettes are magnificent.
Ginnie Hart: I love windmills, too, George, and find them very soulful. Thank you.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 26 May 2010, 18:38
Magnifique on dirait une toile !

J'ai visité la Hollande, il y a longtemps, Amsterdam, Delf, la côte du nord et ses plages de sable fin...et la campagne et ses moulins à vent... C'est comme dans mon souvenir

It looks like a beautiful painting!

I visited Holland many years ago, Amsterdam, Delft, the north coast and its sandy beaches ... and the countryside and windmills ... It's like my memory

LoLO
Ginnie Hart: It doesn't get much better than the Netherlands, LoLO. I'm glad you've had a chance to see parts of it! Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 May 2010, 18:53
This is together with tulips Holland for me. Gorgeous image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: For me, too, Frida. I can't believe I didn't have a photo of tulips for this series. Oh well. I didn't have wooden shoes either. smile Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 26 May 2010, 19:00
Superbe capture and I've never seen so many windmills in the same place. Very nice photo. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You should see Kinderdijk, Antoine, where there are 19! smile Merci.
This one is an absolute beauty Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Beautiful; some famous Dutch windmills. The one in profile shows the blades to not be perpendicular to the ground - are they all that way?
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says the sails follow the shape of the windmill and all windmills are like that, with the sails on a backward slant. It must have something to do with how they catch the wind? Good observation! And thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 26 May 2010, 19:15
i do like how these works of yours come out.. smile great work! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian. It's fun. smile
A great one Ginnie!!
Did you notice the two different types of windmill?
Wonderful composition and I am glad you put some water in the foreground because the dark there would be overpowering.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Wim...a wipmolen is the two-sectioned one, that much I know. I guess the one-bodied ones have different names? Anytime I need water, I just snap my fingers and Voila! grin Bedankt.
A nice treatment Ginnie to tell the poetry of mills in Netherland. Van Gogh would have probably loved it.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You're very kind, Flo. Merci.
I haven't seen one for years...Marvelous machines they are..carry on painting Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I see at least one almost every day, Ron, and I never take it for granted. Thanks.
A nice melancholic picture. I also like the point of view.
A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Valerie. Merci.
Amazing landscape. Long live the windmills. Great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Long live the windmills indeed, Janet. I pray there will always be someone to maintain them! There are close to 1200 windmills still working in Holland today...out of the 10,000 that were working 150 years ago! Thanks.
Four little windmills all in a row, nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That sounds like a cute little dittie, Les. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 26 May 2010, 23:20
Postcard perfect
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Vintage.
very nice shot, like all the windmills together here and the processing
Ginnie Hart: I'm such a glutton for the windmills, Derek, as you can tell. smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 May 2010, 00:14
Lovely perspective smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. smile
wonderful
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Toni! smile
i love how 'oil painting' sharpens a picture. it really works well with the windmills.
it's beautifully shot and processed, ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love when I can get away with using this texture, Seraphine, because I love it. Thanks for your support. You're a real sweetheart. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 May 2010, 07:29
Sheez, it took you long to find windmills smile Great shot, especially with the one wayward windmill.
Ginnie Hart: HA! And one sits outside the back door of our living complex here, Louis. Can't get much closer than that...except for living IN one. smile Thanks.
Just superb Ginnie. What a perspective!
Ginnie Hart: I just love windmills, Richard. Can you tell?! smile Merci.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 27 May 2010, 11:36
how dutch can you get ??? haha
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Petra. Precies. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 May 2010, 13:38
Such a romantic vision of these old windmills. Classic!
Ginnie Hart: They are under my skin, Marcie, as you know! Thanks.
sepia and the filter are great... nice series.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rob.
neat texture effect!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Heather.
Nice one, Ginnie - it suits the texture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. I thought so, too.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 27 May 2010, 19:19
Stunning!!! Such a beautiful scene and the processing worked great.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andy. This is what Holland means to me...especially the windmills. smile
  • 25BAR
  • India
  • 28 May 2010, 13:12
Very well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million for stopping by and commenting!

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