Saturday, 12 January 2019
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Friday, 4 January 2019
I made this during lunchbreak, even though I had to stop halfway with the watercolour, because it started to drizzle. Finished it at home.
And then there was a nice surprise: Marian Langereis made a fantastic poem when she saw the drawing (in Dutch, I wouldn't dare translating it).
Kijk ze daar staan
de ijzeren jassen zwaar op de wielen
de motor stil
het ontroerend vervoer
zal zonder vragen
je van hier naar daar willen dragen
met uniform wil je weten
met wantsy aan vergeten
kijk ze nu staan
in kou en warme nachten
op jou en jou en jou
kijk ze staan
tot elk zijn kant op zal gaan
Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Saturday, 29 December 2018
On top of the tower there are 4 large statues, which depict the 4 announcers of the Apocalypse, each looking into another direction.
A strange building. I had wanted to draw it a long time, but it was difficult to be reached.
I made 2 versions, but the other one was pretty grim.
Thursday, 27 December 2018
Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Monday, 17 December 2018
Saturday, 15 December 2018
It ranks among the oldest churches in the Netherlands, about the 11th century.
But then I noticed the car and traditional farmcourtyard next to it, which was more interesting.
I used prepared paper: a thin layer of acrylic binder. Waterproof ink and watercolour don't stick, and water dries very slowly, which gives uncontrollable effects. That's why I used watercolourpencil.
Lemiers is a funny tiny village. It lies partly in the Netherlands, partly in Germany.
The German border is just 10 meters behind this farm.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Monday, 10 December 2018
Usually I make surprise gifts for all family members, for the celebration of Sinterklaas - St. Nicholas.
But we have grandchildren now who still believe in him, so we can't do surprise gifts anymore after December 5th. They won't understand.
But I made this for Gertie's birthday, printed on a metal sheet, to hang outside the door as warning.
Friday, 7 December 2018
Monday, 3 December 2018
Friday, 30 November 2018
This is Eindhoven, just a short walk from our other office. I wanted to draw it for some time, also because Vincent van Gogh painted it a few times. But I guess he took more time than I had for lunchbreak.
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Thursday, 22 November 2018
They asked me to design the birthday card for Finn.
How could I refuse such a honourable request!
I made several designs, but this became the chosen drawing.
Mart (who does a study in communication, and webdesign, made the total layout and beautiful lettering.
The dogs refer to the little papillon dog that Mart and Lisa have for some years now, called Miku. He is also featured in the second drawing.