Thomas Kitss (USA) prize winner of the international category
'Love for boats', 28 x 36 cm oil on canvas by Thomas Kitss (USA). Winning painting of the international category in 2011.
The building on this painting is the Customs Office at the corner of Handelskade / De Ruyterkade. It was painted from the balcony of the Maritime Museum in Scharloo.
Thomas Kitts (USA) is both inspired and exhilarated by the way light plays across the landscape and he has devoted most of his life to capturing it in oil. He prefers to work directly from life for its honesty and immediacy, incorporating many alla prima techniques developed by 19th century master painters such as Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn.