Saturday, 21 September 2019
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Monday, 16 September 2019
My radio played Air by J.S.Bach, that's how long it took to draw this.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
Friday, 6 September 2019
Monday, 2 September 2019
Friday, 30 August 2019
Monday, 26 August 2019
Friday, 23 August 2019
Monday, 19 August 2019
Saturday, 17 August 2019
I met a lot of old and a few new friends.
We made drawings on the "Jekerkwartier", near the old fortifications of Maastricht.
This is an old house, a retirementhome for nuns. THe "Faliezusters".
Nowadays I try a new more vivid style of working: drawing with bamboo on good Fabriano paper, and ivid colourswashes.
Friday, 9 August 2019
I experimented with (Talens) ecoline, I had never tried that before. It's water soluble.
Chinese ink applied with bamboo stick, and waterproof sepia acrylic ink.
Monday, 5 August 2019
The farm is located in Bingelrade, just a few kiometers from my home. Actually it's along one of my running-routes, that's when I noticed the building.
I used chinese ink with bamboo pens, pentel paintbrush and some Rembrandt watercolour, on Fabriano 300gr cotton paper.
The ideas of Kiah Kiaen were followed in this drawing, whose demo I attended during the Amsterdam symposium. A very interesting method, with very interesting results.
Saturday, 3 August 2019
Thursday, 1 August 2019
His workshop was called something like: "drawing like Rembrandt". Actually, these scenes are across the street from Rembrandts house.
I learned a lot by working in monochrome, I must do this more often.
Monday, 29 July 2019
Phew. Finally the Urban Sketching symposium Amsterdam 2019 is over.
Here is the final picture of the event, about 1500 of the approx 2000 sketchers that took part of the event.
The event was lead by Ruud Otten and Gail Howard. I was honoured to be in the core team together with Peggy Otten, Anne Rose Oosterbaan, Roger Klaassen, Linda Toolsema, Peer Wolkers, and the angel of the team, Marleen Dambrink. And about 60 hardworking volunteers. Here is a part of that group.
With over 600 symposium and workshop participants and about 2000 sketchers all over town, some things are bound to go wrong. But we heard from all sides that this was the largest and best organised symposium so far.
I am really proud on what we achieved and most of all I am really proud on our Dutch red team.