We just got the beautiful painting of our children by the beach, what a wonderful memory and what a great pleasure to see it every day!
Thank you very much Heleen for the caring work, the nice discussion preparing for it, the development and updates, and the very beautiful result!
And also for the magic: it brings us happy memories, sunny light and sea breeze every day !
Thank you VERY MUCH, hope you come to enjoy it one day !!
Some time ago, I visited the Singer Museum in Laren. Aside from the exhibition itself, a series of self-portraits adorned the walls. One struck me in particular; it had a very specific style and use of colour. It wasn’t till half a year later that I found out it was actually Heleen’s. Her style had already made a deep impression on me then and there. Our first painting was a View over Muiderberg, overlooking the beach and harbour.
The scene is of a late September day, where the bluest of skies are the backdrop for children playing happily in the sand. It was exactly what we described to Heleen and we were instantly taken by it. The painting often made us head out for a walk, just to see what the beach would be looking like that day. Now that we are no longer Muiderberg-inhabitants, we’ve ‘filled the void’ by acquiring another painting, a View over the Muiderberg waterline, depicting our much beloved Zeemeeuw. Her painting style made me so curious that I decided to take lessons at Heleen’s atelier. I loved it; the entire process of painting, of translating the image in your brain to paint on a canvas, is such a brilliant challenge. She always knew exactly what it was I was struggling with and showed me the next step to get through the maze. Our most recent assignment was a View of Vlieland, a gift for my parents. It holds all the elements we love so much about the island; the golden greens of the grasses along the salty shores, the ships anchoring on the shallows, the harbour and the ferry boat. My parents loved it because it tells the story we love so much. As do the other paintings we have of Heleen’s. We hope to enjoy them for years to come.
>>Dear Heleen, >> The painting for my husband is great above our couch in the living. >>I sang for my husband on the early morning on 20-1-2020 The song I made for him is called: “the light at sea” >> The painting is magnificent, he adores it.! >>He thinks it is so awsome that you caught our moment of happyness. >> Zo Very beautifull, Heleen, thank you! >> Nice greetings from Woerden.
‘Heleen van Lynden, the artist who made this piece, is a niece of mine. I visited the Gallery to see her collection. This piece of work is a present for my son. He is fond of kiteserfing, and I think it is very special to give him as a present an artpiece from a familymember.”
Today we bought in the Hague (carré galerie in de Passage) a special painting from your hand (van 100×100) which make us very happy. We wondered if you could point out where you have painted itor is it a fantasylandscape? We like to hear from you.
This weekend I painted on the beach in Domburg. The weather is changing all the time, from very windy and rainy to blue sky and high temperatures. Nice for painting, but I chose this time for the warm and sunny day on the beach. A painter must pamper herself now and then!