Sunday, 22 March 2009

Kerkhof in Visé

Cemetary in Visé. The column is a grave from 1882. Drawn last friday. Kerkhof in Visé. Getekend afgelopen vrijdag. Het graf heeft de tekst 1882 en was geheel vervallen.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Dolphins in spring

I wish you could swim, like dolphins, like dolphins in spring. Text from David Bowie Heroes.
These words meant magic: does a dolphin enjoy spring? Does he swim differently when the light gets stronger?
It was a some disappointment when I found out recently that the real text read "swim", not "spring". Another mystery gone.
This is the study for the same painting. made for the birthday of a friend of my wife. I experimented with soaking the paper competely with water and have the watercolour run free over the paper. Dolfijnen: een aquarel voor Minke (een vriendin van Gertie) en de voorafgaande studie. Experiment met vrij uivloeiende verf op met water verzadigd papier.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Travel kit

This is what I always carry around on all my travel or businesstrips:
- Moleskine large, watercolour
- Moleskine small, sketch
- Lamy fountain pen black ink
- Edding 1800, Profipen 0,3 and 0,5mm
- Rembrandt pure sable brush 3 and 6
- Lamy pencil 0.5mm, H
- Ordinary pencil 2B
- Waterbrush, medium Koi- Pentel paintbrush, black
- Stabilo fineliners- Portable watercolour set, Talens, with Van Gogh watercolours. I know the colours only by their Dutch names: ceruleum blauw, citroengeel, azo geel, permanant rood, kraplak donker, ultramarijn donker, kobalt blauw, permanent groen, vert emeraude, gele oker, gebrande sienna, paynes grijs.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Hohenstein Ernstthal

View from the entrance of the Hotel "Drei Schwanen" in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, in the east of Germany. There was still some snow. I also looked at the birthplace of the writer Karl May, but it was not worth drawing. Getekend vlak naast de ingang van het hotel in Hohenstein-Ernstthal. In het dorp was ook het geboortehuis van Karl May, geen tekening waard.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Tarbes, this week

This is the view from my desk on the ste in Lannemzan: the Pic du Midi. 9.10 thursday 12-03-2009 (but to be honest... I left out the 2 high tension poles). Below a quick sketch of a small square in Tarbes. Boven: het uitzicht vanaf mijn werkplek in Lannemezan. 9.10 uur, gisteren 12 maart. Onder: een pleintje in Tarbes.

Monday, 9 March 2009

2CV

Another sketch of the 2CV at Landbouwbelang, made last friday.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Landbouwbelang

Maastricht, an abandoned and squatted factory on the riverbank, "Landbouwbelang". I made these sketches during lunchbreak last tuesday&friday, it's across the river from my working place. Afgelopen week, twee uit de hand gelopen middagpauzes, bij het gekraakte Landbouwbelang complex aan het Bassin, Maastricht. Ik kreeg het idee door een foto van de fotograaf Plemlijn (op flickr), vooral die geweldige zilverkleurige lelijke eend.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Tarbes

I still have some drawings I made, but didn't post. I was in Tarbes when I was called about my father-in-laws death. I subsequently got stuck into a snowstorm, missed my plane and came home a day too late. Shit happens. These are the drawings of those days: early morning bread on place de Verdun, and a restaurant scene in Restaurant l'Epicerie.
Op het moment van het overlijden van mijn schoonvader was ik in Tarbes. Sneeuwstorm, vliegtuig gemist, een dag te laat thuis. Schetsen van die dagen: bakkerij op place de Verdun, restaurant l'Epicerie.