Diverse painting with animals as a main subjectof wich some because of a commission. Others because I loved their specific attitude or character.

dated 2006 until 2016 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Wallabies

Wallabies

2016

A group Wallabies, made for a nursery of a special little girl as a personal gift.

Spiky in the vegetable garden

Spiky in the vegetable garden

2016

Just a portrait , celebrates golden jubilee for a couple that loves their dog.

Seven little sparrows

Seven little sparrows

2015

For "Vito"   Seven sparrows sit snugly On a twig next to each other And they babb'len and brabb'len Sometimes nonsense sometimes true About fluff, straws, cottages Lisps Kraaloog and they find Her house for a king Even blows sometimes wind With a speed Now pops Tail Quickly from the top downwards For this klantje sees a hand With some crumbs on her stomach What chatter and chatter From the little band on the branch For they will anon feast Bread at ease.

Bathing Highlanders

Bathing Highlanders

2014

These impressive animals live on "the big plane of Texel". As grazing, they keep the vegetation short and their presence may, for the people who come along, enhance the feeling of relaxation. Calm and imperturbable, somewhat curious they procede stepping on, feet in the fresch water. In the distance, various waterbirds also forage, in this beautiful natural area.

Highland Cow

Highland Cow

2013

This animal made me pause, and while painting, it still did. Does it have this same effect on the perceiver?

Male goldfinch

Male goldfinch

2013

A tough goldfinch, reminds me of a male putter (dutch expression for a 'tough guy'

'Harens

'Harens

2013

A goldfinch in Haren. To a picture of Stella Boele-Bos "nature" (Owner Hamba Kahle Natuurreizen, Nature Presentations and Cirsium Advice)  

Goldfinch 2

Goldfinch 2

2013

A little goldfinch between the swaying leaves. I was asked to paint yet another goldfinch. I chose this, and used as a reference, with his permission, a photo of Frans Schouwenburg.

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

2012

Commissioned painted bird. Earlier CJN excursions regularly spotted. Now for the opportunity of "Gary's Goldfinch-picture" view the site Paint my photo http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/garys-goldfinch

Hej boss ?!

Hej boss ?!

2011

Looking up expectantly, ready to play

Wanna play?!

Wanna play?!

2011

Ready to run when the branch is thrown

Cow

Cow

2011

Sturdy and solid, four feet on the ground, even if they find themselves on slippery slope, reassuring
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Afternoon glow

Afternoon glow

2013

The end of the day and the light is very special and has an enchanting effect on thse african animals.

Along the shore

Along the shore

2012

The first of you should do is eat. Grazing on the riverbed rooting in the mud, these hippos at ease in search of food. The little, playful, follows the mother.

On the shore

On the shore

2012

Calm, calm water how life could be. A herd of hippos where we gently long run on the boat during a trip to South Africa.   A commission, for someone who really loves these animals.

Savanne

Savanne

2011

The savanna, 7 months drought yet they find their food these elephants gadgets.util.runOnLoadHandlers();window.google.csi.tickDl();

Pedestrians in the Kruger Park

Pedestrians in the Kruger Park

2006

An impression of the Krugerpark. I loved it when I visted it there

Parental expectations

Parental expectations

2013

These animals where so excited and her sitting in the sand caught my attention so I took photo's and video to use them for later source of inspiration in my series around the rear end of animals. But is n't it sweet how both are so busy laying an egg, they just enlighten my spirit  by their simple joy. In the second painting they are dancing with the egg from happyness

Tender parental Joy

Tender parental Joy

2013

Second of a set of oilpaintings about 2 excited ostriches. Here they are very fond of the newborn egg. And filled with joy, they did a silly ostriches-dance and rolled the egg through the sand

Ring-tailed Lemurs

Ring-tailed Lemurs

2012

Enjoy nature, just by looking. The animals look also, live their own lives. Mother and child in search of food.

Gorilla mother

Gorilla mother

2012

She waits, patiently untill it is her turn. The child curiously looks around, safely in mothers protective shelter

Red Vari

Red Vari

2011

Look up for a moment, to see who is looking down on you. One from Madagascar just like that above your head..

Ducklings

Ducklings

2011

Ten brave little ducks paddling in the pond of the UMC. Ignorant a consolation for the visitors of a sick relative at the IC . Spring is visibly active

Swan

Swan

2011

Apparently "Self Conscious" in the green Lake Geneva, a feast for the eyes

Giraffe

Giraffe

2010

Giraffe, to celebrate the birth of Myrthe Suurmond, my granddaughter.
Ready 22-05 '10 then waiting for the first gift when she was born at 28-05 '10

A bunch of bottlenoses

A bunch of bottlenoses

2008

Striped dolphin

Striped dolphin

2007

Life in the northsea, after a photo my brother Kees Camphuysen made.

Gray dolphin

Gray dolphin

2007

Gray dolphin spotted in the northsea.