The Hague School

Ruud Spil feels connected to the painters of the Hague School from the nineteenth century. Like them Spil feels he has to leave the studio and go out into nature where he finds his subjects to observe and to paint. To retain the right atmosphere is essential.

Spil works outside with a self constructed box. Inside the lid a piece of board is used as canvas for an oil painting. Spil differs in one important aspect from the painters of the Hague School. For them, cows were just part of the landscapes they painted while for Spil the cow itself is the main subject.

An animal with a soul and a personality