Saturday, October 11, 2014

Skyline Heerlen 1972

"Skyline Heerlen 1972", Heerlen-The Netherlands. Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm.
I painted this work to remember how I saw the skyline of the city Heerlen when I was 7. On regular basis me and my family visited this city for shopping and my father's work. These were the last days of the Dutch coal mines. Lange Jan and Lange Lies (Long John and Long Lisa) were the highest smoke stacks (155 m) of the privately held Oranje Nassau coal mine. Those stacks were part of the power station house to fuel the coal mine lifts and factories.
The painting is made with permission based on a picture made by Fred Fouarge, I added the coalmine to it including the mine stone piles.

This is work is painted with Royal Talens Cobra, the premium water mixable oil paint.


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