Klompen from Edam, Netherlands

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Through our travels, I love to take photographs, which usually become paintings. The photo for this watercolor was taken in Edam, Holland (where they make the cheese). I saw these clogs, klompen or wooden shoes and loved the textures. Obviously, they had been hanging there a long time. Notice the difference in textures of the wood, from the white gutter support to the shoes to the house. It was a challenge to paint but I always love a challenge. The Dutch landscape was beautiful, there is a future windmill painting on my list!

My dear mentor and friend, Sandy Saler and her husband Rich framed this for me with re-purposed weathered fencing. It looks beautiful in the perfect frame.