Sketches

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Colour 2


The results of the work our class did for the exhibition. The theme is colour, and what colour does to the subject you're painting.
I choose not to show mine yet, I have to do some touchups, I'll probably post tomorrow.
Werk van onze schildergroep voor de tentoonstelling in Landgraaf. Thema kleur. Mijn triptiek staat er nog niet bij, ik moet nog een paar kleine aanpassingen doen.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Binnenvaart


Nice weather at last. During a lunchbreak I sat on the bank of the canal and sketched this ship being loaded with sand, in Lixhe, just across the border in Belgium. Tijdens de lunch lekker zitten in de zon langs het kanaal: dit binnenvaartschip werd met zand geladen, in Lixhe (B).

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Colour

Our art class is working on an exhibition, based on the theme "colour".

Idea was to paint figures or models in opposing colour themes.

And it's nice to see all the different visions on this theme.



These are the results halfway, after the first session. Next saturday we will proceed.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Artclass video

video
My model art class of last saturday. I took some pictures with my mobile phone (that's why it's not top quality), and morphed it into a video. It was the first painting in acryl that I liked, although I still have a long way to go.
A better view on my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/renefijten/4435874109/

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Royal Grove, St. Helens

A typical english suburban street, as seen from the (to be renovated) laboratory of the Knauf glasswool plant in St. Helens (UK). Zo ziet een buitenwijk in Engeland uit: de Royal Grove, gezien vanaf de Knauf fabriek, St. Helens.

Friday, 12 March 2010

No milk today?


I always thought the song "no milk today" of Herman's Hermits of the 60's described something of the past. But yesterday morning, during a business trip to St. Helens in England, I saw a dairy delivery van replacing empty milk bottles at the local doorsteps.
The second sketch is an old building opposite the town hall of St. Helens. Bezoek aan St Helens, vlakbij Liverpool. Daar wordt de melk nog steeds elke morgen aan huis bezorgd.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Zumthor

Last friday I visited with some other architects a chapel in Wachendorf (the Eiffel in Germany).
A concrete block in the middle of endless fields, but inside a stunning experience. Peter Zumthor (a swiss architect) had the local villagers pour concrete around a shelter made of wooden trees. Then he slowly burned away these trunks, leaving a black coloured room and a lead floor, with the trunks still visible, and dramatic light though the roof and walls. Wow.
BNA bezoek aan Wachendorf, in de Eiffel, vlakbij Duren. Een veldkapel van de zwitserse architect Peter Zumthor. Gaat heen en bezoek! Je bent een ervaring rijker!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

L' Epicerie

Last week, business trip to Tarbes, South of France. My favourite restaurant there: l'Epicerie. The sky looks too dark, but that was reality, I painted it at 7.00 AM, and it just became light. In summer the little square is filled with tables. Tarbes, Frankrijk, mijn favoriete restaurant. In de zomer is het pleintje vol met tafeltjes; nog even geduld.