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DUTCH DREAM©

FOUND A NEW HOME
in Downingtown, PA, USA

This acrylic is juried in the 2007 Center for the Creative Arts Annual Regional Fine Arts Exhibition.(Yorklyn, DE)
Oct 5 -27, 2007

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"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 Netherlands with all flowering fields and gardens of bulbs and spring flowers.
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 Dutch FLOWER FIELDS
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 dimension to this painting.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2007©
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.

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Elizabeth Janus 16 May 2010

This is just outstanding ....

Charalampos Laskaris 27 Jan 2009

Bravo Olga your work is full of life and colour too much colour.Congratulations!

Fiona Robinson 11 Jul 2008

one of my favourite flowers is a tulip - I'd love to go to the tulip festival here one day. This is such a beautiful painting whether it be Tulips or not:)

darek koziol 23 Jun 2008

Holland is really beautiful :) congrat. Olga

Sara Deutsch 20 Jun 2008

A feast of rich colors...