in Downingtown, PA, USA
This acrylic is juried in the 2007
the Creative Arts Annual Regional Fine
Oct 5 -27, 2007
"DUTCH DREAM©" was juried in to the
BIG PICTURE Gallery,
which called for entries with the theme
- "Red - The Primary Color"
(locally well-known Juror - Larry Anderson.)
Exhibit: June 8-30, 2007
-For more information
please check my blog next to my Biography-
I loved to work with the texture of the sky and fields. I did not want to paint the fields the 'usual' diagonal way, but with a high horizon and horizontal fields to express the largeness of the polders behind the dunes.
When you think of The Netherlands, the first things that comes to mind are cheese, wooden shoes, windmills and FLOWER BULBS.
Spring is the prime one in the
all flowering fields and gardens of bulbs
The flower fields in the west of Holland are at their best in April and May. That's when the spring bulbs, such as tulips and hyacinths, are flowering.
SOME INFORMATION about the
The cultivation of flower bulbs for commercial purposes started in Haarlem (Holland) and the surrounding area about 400 years ago. The area between Haarlem and Leiden eventually became known as 'De bollenstreek' - the bulb district.
For many years, a large part of the population earned their living from bulbs, whether in nurseries, export, or in industries that supplied the sector. The town of Lisse regarded itself as the center of the bulb- growing area, boasted a postmark that declared:
"Lisse, the centre of the bulb district"
The famous flower exhibition -de KEUKENHOF- can be found here.
Framed in a rich wooden silver
colored frame, which gives an extra
to this painting.
Copyright Olga van Dijk 2007©
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