A few days traveling through Ameland. I really feel like an islander, even though I was born on the mainland. When I step onto an island, I feel connected to the people and the land in the one-or-other way. The sea, the beaches, the Wadden Sea, the inland, I always enjoy nature immensely. Not too many stimuli, but peace and quiet, the sounds of the water birds, the wind and the sea. What a pleasure that is!
I took my sketchbook and some painting materials with me, to sketch again in an 'old fashioned' way, and to do what I like to do.
A series of sketches/paintings or whatever you want to call it (doesn't matter to me) originated there as inspiration for an Ameland series.
As for me, I will always stay there...........