For these impressions built up from lightfall I mostly steer clear of black and layer the colour spectrum to create three-dimensionality. What appears as black on these small resolution images is more-often in fact dark blue or brown. Seen in real life they appear less contrasting and the reds are not as bright. From close up they appear (and are) very loosely painted. As you move from close to further back the eye merges the colours to a greater sense of depth and the paintings become more realistic.

Grimburgwal
One of the tight squeezes when boating in Amsterdam.
Going from the Rokin towards the university.
€ 595.-
Oils on canvas 40 X 30 cm
Artists©Shaun Herron
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Ruigoord Fullmoon
A festival at Ruigoord Cultural Free-harbour, outside of Amsterdam.
€ 750.-
Oils on mounted wood panel 30 X 40 cm
2017 Artists©Shaun Herron
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Just the One
Cafe ‘t Monumentje (& de Blaffende Vis) Westerdtraat, Jordaan – Amsterdam.
€ 750.-
Oils on canvas 30 X 40 cm
2017 Artists©Shaun Herron
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Snaking Stream


A stream winding through the autumn leaf carpet of a Valonian forest.
€ 650.-
Oils on mounted wood panel 30 X 40 cm
2017 Artists©Shaun Herron
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Villers la Ville
A section of the overgrown ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Villers, Belgium.
€ 650.-
Oils on mounted wood panel 30 X 40 cm
2017 Artists©Shaun Herron
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Lowlights of Amsterdam 1
The setting sun striking a traditional street lamp and gabels.
Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
€ 650.-
Oils on mounted wood panel 30 X 40 cm
2017 Artists©Shaun Herron
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Lowlights of Amsterdam 2
Birds migrating past the Westerkerk – Prinsengracht, Amsterdam.
€ 650.-
Oils on canvas 30 X 40 cm
2017 Artists©Shaun Herron
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Zomer Varen
A boating cluster negotiating the bridges of the Keizersgracht – Amsterdam.
€ 1765.-
Oils on linnen 50 X 150cm
First painted in 2011 then revisited in
2017
 Artists©Shaun Herron
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N.O.U.

Nieuwe Ouwe Uitzicht
The modern appearance of an old view.
Looking from Amsterdam North towards Central Station over ‘t Ij
(Taken a little further than my usual impressions)
The Dutch naval submarine made an appearance preceding Sail 2015.
I added it to accentuate the below sea-level concept.
€ 955.-
Oils on wood panel 40 X 50 cm
2016 Artists©Shaun Herron

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In answer to an often-asked question; I have painted outside, but find it is seldom without it’s draw-backs, so I take my own photos for reference and only sometimes make sketches. Some of my viewing positions are also rather difficult to paint from. Painting in oil colours can take a while to fully complete. I therefore, like other artists, work on a group at a time in my studio.

For more Herron landscapes visit the IMPRESSIONS page on my portfolio website:
www.herronart.com