Children love to play on the beach and this subject rejuvenates the painter. Good quality oilpaint: Rowney, Scheveningen, Blockx and Sennelier.

dated 1967 until 2016 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Julie

2016

Julie is the grandchild of friends in our village. I painted of her sister who has blue eyes? But Julie insisted 'et MOI' What color are your eyes? I asked and she said 'brown.' But I saw green spots in them, but Julie was stubborn and kept taking glances every now and then to verify if I really used brown .... finally she said with a deep sigh 'I think it right.'

Children on the beach

2015

How to build a sandcastle.

Asian woman

2015

With a child on her lap. 

Lina

2013

Portrait of Lina, five years old.

Bedouin nomads

2012

Bedouin child with his mother in Egypt.

Market place in Egypt

2012

Girl with a baby-goat.

Benidorm

2012

Looking at the light of the waves. 

Playa de Levante 10

2004

She grabs a handful of sand.

Playa de Levante 9

2004

Inflatable boat. 

Playa de Levante 1

1997

Four children on a beach. 

A pair of baskets

1988

The baskets of Neill.

The bride

1968

At last a very much awaited wedding made an end to uncertainty and gave this story a happy end.

Pregnancy

1968

In a series of 8 oilpaintings of the pregnant Lucienne Etienne I portrayed a young Haitian girl, who - after months of uncertainty following the refusal of her father to receive her back home - was lucky to meet again the young man who wanted to marry her, but needed time before they could get married and travel to Africa. She therefore left us and our home, where she had been an 'au-pair' for my son. 

Long wait

1967

Young haitian woman with red scarf.

The letter

1968

Lucienne receives a letter from her father writing to her that the family and himself repudiate her and she will never be received again back home in her Haitian family. 

Solitude

1969

And a time of waiting without any hope of a positive answer.