In the rough nature of northern Denmark at the very tip of the Skagen headland one can see clashing together the waves from North- and Baltic Sea. In this fabulous coastal atmosphere the light shows a wide range of colors from dull and grey skies to the most astonishing light that only seems to exist in the northern hemisphere.
In the 19th century exactly this light and somehow unspoiled stretch of land attracted numerous painters which were later known as the Skagen painters. They weren’t solely landscape painters but aspiring figure painters who liked the unspoiled nature and surroundings and the people who lived there. The most famous of the Skagen painters is probably Peder Severin Kroyer who is widely known for his painting »Summer evening at the southern beach« of 1893.
Summer evening , Oilpainting, Kroyer, 1893
In this very area my painter friend Susanne Mull and I went to paint plein air, sketch and were inspired by this glorious light.