Overpowered by Arie van der Wijst


Small (16.7" x 16.4")

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My first try at painting the sea; I thought a big wave would be nice to try. Just finished it.

More than 2700 views (August 2011)

Acrylics on canvas, 2008, 40×40 cm

It’s a 4 cm thick canvas frame and the sides are painted, so there’s no need for a frame really.


sea, blue, wave


  • RMonroe
    RMonroeabout 6 years ago

    Wow….you got this on your first time painting the is amazing…what a beautiful wave you have captured….Excellent…you definitely should paint more seascapes:)

  • Well…you are quick Robin! Thanks for your comment. And a good one right away!! Maybe not a bad idea to do more.

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    This is glorious, wonderful artwork, colours and imagery, so beautifully rendered, reminds me of that wonderful Japanese painting, hope you sell as many as that did. hugs

  • I hope so too Hilary! Thanks!!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 6 years ago

    This has a nice feeling to it. Wave painting is not very easy to do, but you seem to have what it takes.

  • Thank you MtnMan, that sounds good to me!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 6 years ago

    I find the picture of the painting above a couch, wickedly funny by the way…

  • I thought they could use some action and color in the room ;-)

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 6 years ago

    Great work

  • Thanks Antanas, appreciate it!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • lianne
    lianneabout 6 years ago

    I certainly like it a great deal Arie! It’s beautiful and captures the power of the sea perfectly I think – lovely tones and great brushwork, my friend!

  • Aww thank you so much dear Lianne….I got already so many wonderful responses that I’m thinking I did well with this one ;-)

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • lianne
    lianneabout 6 years ago

    You did indeed Arie – can’t believe it’s your first attempt at the sea – so well done!

  • Jamie Lee
    Jamie Leeabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Thanks Jamie!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 6 years ago

    Oh wow Arie…. if this is your first try .. very impressive stuff.. lol ! ;) Val hugzz

  • Hi Val…yes it’s my first, thank you for your sweet comment!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • saleire
    saleireabout 6 years ago

    This my dear Arie……is your finest masterpiece of all. It’s the most incredible painting!!! The light captured in the wave and the passion within this makes it perfect. Love it completely.

  • Thank you Sal, very sweet of you! I don’t know about the finest, it felt like I was in these waves this week. Masterpiece is definitely not the right word I think.

    – Arie van der Wijst

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