Thursday, 3 November 2011

Colourfull autumn

Even though the weather is fantastic, and all the trees are dressed in all these beautiful bright colours, I have to spend my time working in an office located on a chemical plant. No time to go out and sketch. So I am left with lunchbreaks, drawing this view of industrial installations as seen from the parking lot of  "drie kruiken".
Mooi weer en prachtige herfstbomen, maar niet voor mij. Dit is mijn dagelijks uitzicht. Helaas.

10 comments:

Geert-Jan said...

Haha, wel lef hoor, zonder kleur.

Flo said...

You've got a great series with your sketches and paintings of industrial scenes.
Every time I go shopping in the "Makado" or drive nearby on the highway, I tell myself that I have to draw this. Steel structures and vapor remind me of the end of a world but, as I am always optimistic, I dream a new world will emerge from this very organized chaos .

Rene Fijten said...

Bedankt Geert-Jan. Thanks Florence, what I draw are in fact the installations you see from the highway and/or Makado. Go and draw it.

liz said...

Wel knap dat je er dan toch dit soort werkjes weet te maken. En 't gekke is: ik vind juist die industriele schetsjes heel intrigerend, deze ook weer eigenlijk

RobCarey said...

I'm not going to tell you about all of the colors of fall out of my window of my classroom, and I certainly won't mention that I get a break every Thursday afternoon to go and paint those scenes. Oops, I said too much. :) Anyway, I love your factory sketches, and I hope you get some opportunities on weekends to capture some of that marvelous color.

Rene Fijten said...

Bedankt Liz, And thanks Rob for rubbing it in. I should have listened to my father and become a teacher, like him, my wife and my son.

Balaji said...

This is a coincidence! I usually have my lunch in front of my computer checking on the blogs that I follow, and here I am today commenting on the sketches that you do during your lunch break.
Your industrial series is looking very good, but I prefer your travel series because they are so cheerful to look at.

Rene Fijten said...

Travelling is cheerful in itself. Unfortunately I have to stick in offices in between. Thanks for visiting, Balaji, and why not make use of your own lunchbreaks?

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

Finally I have got a minute to comment :)
( I took "a sabbatical leave" from blogging!)
I see you are VERY VERY busy with all kind of things: glass, drawing, painting, sporting, surprise making .....

But this drawing is beautiful. My cup of tea. Exactly the right amount of color.
I like also "Room with a view" .

Rene Fijten said...

Yes I noticed you took a small break, only to gather new inspiration I hope. More like your "Silence" image!