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Dutch Masters 3/3

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

Dutch Masters 3/3

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

comments (45)

  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 28 May 2010, 00:56
Love this series of Oil Paintings you show. How's school going? Happy weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Maria. Today I graduate to the Learning Center a week early, having taken my first chapter (5 lessons) test. It's been a fun experience and I'm really learning a lot! smile
The only thing missing from this bucolic scene, Ginnie, is a bridge that would allow the cows to come across the stream. Wonderful series of masterpieces.
Ginnie Hart: Funny you should say that, Beverly. The polders need no fences because of the water ditches keeping the cows and sheep from passing from one meadow to the other. The only 'fences' are these gates where there are land bridges crossing over and the gates are open or shut for passage. It's quite amazing to see. Thanks.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 28 May 2010, 02:26
Loving this series there all superb, keep them coming
Ginnie Hart: This is the end of the 'oil paintings' for right now, JJ, but I do enjoy doing them. Thank you kindly.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 May 2010, 04:45
Works really well with your special treatment, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 May 2010, 05:32
Meer Hollands dan dit is er niet....more Dutch than this isn't there.
I know you can read this in Dutch, however there are many that can't wink
A wonderful scene, I love taking these rides with you, 'dan kom je nog eens ergens'
Wonderful series and a beautiful treatment.
(it's Friday and good luck in the 'learning centre', weer een stapje verder)
Ginnie Hart: You get to see what's happening every day, Liefste, so you are my biggest support. Thank you for that and never tiring of all my questions, mistakes, etc. Stap voor stap. And yes, today I move to the next one. I'm very excited. smile
This part of Holland looks like to the Vendée in France, nice shot. A+ VAL
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Valérie, I'm sure it could be just about anywhere. Merci.
All the elements of farming the way I like it. Farming the way it should be. Not factories, but animals under the sky, their feet in lush, green grass.

I wasn't sure about this texture at first. I've grown to like it... it does good things for the tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote of confidence, Odd. I read the other day that grass-fed cows are better for consumption than corn-fed. That would mean Americans should get there beef from Holland!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2010, 06:52
very enjoyable series Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was fun for me. smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2010, 06:56
I am liking this series. I love the effect, very realistic.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Brian. Thank you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 May 2010, 07:05
Looks like it's silage time too Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris. There's a bit of the farm in all of us, I do believe, silage and all. smile
Heb een goed weekend. Een erg leuke serie smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Hartstikke bedankt, Bill. smile
Nice rural scene Ginnie.
Congratulations on passing your first test one week early.
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks, Sheila. Thanks for noticing. smile
Another wonderful one Ginnie. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard, merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 May 2010, 09:50
"Meer Hollands dan dit is er niet...."- ja, dit mocht kloppen, maar je kon ook het woordje 'Duits' of "Münsterlands" in plaats van Hollands invullen! Ik ben blij en trots op jou dat jij zo succesvol bent bij je Nederlandse lessen- stapje voor stapje- ja, dit is ook mijn motto voor leven (in het algemeen, niet alleen maar bij het leren van een taal)- Ik hou ook van de zwart-witte koeien- en je foto straalt zo'n fijn- vredezaam sfeertje uit- een goed weekeind jullie beiden toegewenst, weer is prachtig, hé! Ken je het volgende gedichtje?

Schippers, De koe

Een koe

is een merkwaardig beest

wat er ook in haar geest

moge zijn

haar laatste woord

is altijd

Ginnie Hart: Your words are so kind, lieve Philine. Hartstikke bedankt. No, I do not know that ditty...so cute. I love how the Dutch cows BOE and the English cows MOO. So funny. I'm very happy with my course work thus far. I can't believe how much I have already learned!!! smile
nice series.....
could make a nice jigsaw from this.
Ginnie Hart: Now that's an idea, Rob. I LOVE jigsaw puzzles and this would be a fun one, yes. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 28 May 2010, 10:17
Simply fab
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Vintage. Bedankt.
  • tede
  • France
  • 28 May 2010, 10:18
A magnificent treatment and a beautiful texture. Nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tede. Merci.
interesting transformation of a photo in a picture, delicate
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. Sometimes that oil-painting texture really works.
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 28 May 2010, 10:31
Another great one of a super typical Dutch scene...

you nailed it Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Nadiuska. You've made me blush. smile
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 28 May 2010, 10:31
Love this bucolic series, Ginnie! Beautiufl work!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sil. Grazie.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 May 2010, 10:34
these pictures you are taking are PERFECT for that canvas texture, i'm loving these!! so do you speak dutch yet? smile
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Elaine. Beetje bij beetje, stap voor stap...I know so much after 2 weeks but enough to know how much further I still need to go. smile
Definitely a lovely scene, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As Astrid often says, it doesn't get more Dutch than this, Tom. Thanks.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 28 May 2010, 11:53
They say "Er is geen koe zo bont, of er zit wel een vlekje aan"...but this is spotless smile How are your lessons going, Ginnie? Btw, Nadiuska (also on shutterchance) and I are planning on meeting up soon, I was wondering whether you and Astrid would still like to join as well.
Ginnie Hart: I'll have to get Astrid to translate this ditty for me, Cherise, better than Babel Fish, which doesn't make sense. I LOVE my Dutch lessons and can't believe how much I have learned in 2 weeks. I'm a very happy camper. smile

We would LOV to meet up with you and Nadiuska if we can find a date that works for all of us. More in an e-mail....
Very good subject on the topic of the farm, beautiful and good framing and color, well with you.
Ginnie Hart: I love these rural scenes in Holland, Roland. Thank you. Merci.
A contented looking bunch over there Ginnie. Nice pp again. Well done with your studies progress.
Ginnie Hart: I do like playing around with the material in hand, Janet. smile Thanks.
Such a lovely country scene Ginnie, wonderful mood and atmosphere. Beautiful warm colors and excellent textures. Can imagine this one in a gallery somewhere.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, John. Thanks for your support, as always.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 28 May 2010, 13:18
I really like this one. It reminds me of our herd - a bittersweet memory. This is really beautiful. I noticed you tend to do something I do. You oft times have your focal point be on the right side. Not anything wrong with that. I'm thinking it's because we're right eyed - seriously.
Ginnie Hart: Your herd. Sounds like you do have memories, Sherri. The pastoral scenes remind me of my dad as a preacher. He was a good pastor, caring for his flock/herd, but often at the expense of his family. Sigh.

Intersting thought you have written here about our focal point. I actually use my stronger left eye for the camera viewfinder. Now you've got me paying attention. In this image the focal point is definitely more right-sided, but I know it's not always so. I'll smile every time I think about that now. Thanks.
Great series Ginnie. Good weekend
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Albert.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 28 May 2010, 15:47
Lovely image as well as place. It looks like a country i would love to visit. How is your language learning going?
Ginnie Hart: You'd definitely like Holland, Kanyi! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 28 May 2010, 16:00
i really like these images you post.. it's as if i can just reach out into the monitor and feel it.. smile very nice work.. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Rian. Thanks.
I envy you. I wish I had the courage to move to a new land.
This is another beautifully produced piece. It all starts with an excellent original shot.
Ginnie Hart: If there's a good reason to do anything, Michael, just do it! Well, sometimes it's easier said than done. I look back on it and can hardly believe I did it, to be honest. But I wouldn't second-guess it for a minute! Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2010, 18:30
What a lovely rural scene smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Cherie. Thanks.
Lovely, this belongs on a wall someplace. I didn't know Gateway kept their cows in Holland ! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Gateway, indeed. That brought a big smile. Thanks, Mark.
Wow!! I like this one the best so far. This is a real 'Paulus Potter' painting Ginnie, well done girl!!!
Ginnie Hart: That's an honor coming from you, Marion. Thank you kindly.

(noun - a pastoral poem)
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, George, indeed. Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 28 May 2010, 23:09
beautiful textures yet again on this shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Liang. I love using the oil-painting texture whenever it works. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 May 2010, 23:35
Knap gedaan meid. Dit is een plaatje, met de witte kleuren van de koeien wat scherp staan.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Louis. smile
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 29 May 2010, 03:42
This is beautiful ... the tones are stunning!! I can't stop looking at it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Helen. You're a sweetheart!
i can almost smell the cows. the hay and the alfalfa. the methane. damp wood. dirt and cut grass.
a mournful moo.
Ginnie Hart: You nailed it, Seraphine (as always!). Thank you.
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2010, 07:52
It's a very beautiful photo. Tons and textures are very wonderful. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely saturday Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I always appreciate your comments, Antoine. Merci.
A very attractive painting!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Wim!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 May 2010, 19:05
Oh...they just keep getting better and better. Love the blacks and whites of the cows against that of the green pastures. Another beauty!!!
Ginnie Hart: This was a fun series for me, Marcie. Thanks for your kind comments.
looks like a beautiful place to get all the nature shots you can shoot. smile
Ginnie Hart: After seeing all your photo shoots, Heather, I've started to picture where I would set up the scenes for my own shoots, if I ever did them. smile Thanks.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 29 May 2010, 20:39
On dirait une peinture de Jean-François Millet qui a immortalisé les célèbres glaneuses

It looks like a painting by Jean-Francois Millet, who immortalized the famous Gleaners

Ginnie Hart: You have really honored me by the comparison, LoLO. Thank you kindly. Merci.
WOW! amazing picture, great composition. Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting here! That means a lot to me.

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