Open Studio Impression bu Jürgen Kling

Just one week after beginning my work in Leeuwarden, the way of painting and the palette of colors have changed. Even the format has got another one. Coming here, I usually used an upright size of canvas. In the meanwhile it got a horizontal, surely influenced by the impressions that this flat Frisian landscape is giving to me.

Wide horizons, dikes, fences, channels, rows of trees and finally the never ending series of bikes in the city are building the sketches of my paintings. These horizontal lines are circling around my areas of color and are catching them.

My main topic is still water, as the connecting element between landscape and people. Always in movement. It seems to be harmonic and quiet.

Yesterday behind the dikes, life was getting to a standstill. In the next minute a herd of horses  was galloping across a field, suddenly stopping to continue the concerted grazing. Even sheep were moving invisible, like bright stones in the meadow, ready to get woolly clouds floating in the green wet flat.

Fortunately I will never find out, what about sheep are reflecting in this moment.

Jürgen Kling

Update June 8th by Jürgen Kling

My name is Jürgen Kling. I come from the region of Frankfurt in Germany.

My first impression of Friesland is the experience that landscape  and Frisians have a symbiotic  relationship. Serenity and water are the associating elements.

That´s why  I`m painting water in different styles.                                                                                                   My topics until now are a river bank in Zuiderburen, where my host family is living, a detail of              a ship´s deck in the harbor of Harlingen, reflections of a footbridge on a channels surface, or a       boat trip crossing a bridge in Leeuwarden.

People and water always are in movement and I would like to be a part of it.