Sunday, 27 February 2011

Dieselpunk

Sometimes I start drawing on one side of the paper, proceeding to the other corner, without having an idea what to draw in the first place. And lines become objects; the drawing developes itself.
I just found out this kind of fantasy machinery is called "dieselpunk".
Soms begin ik met potloodlijn op een wit vel papier, een doodle, en opeens wordt zoiets een tekening. Ik ontdekte ook dat dit soort fantasie machines "dieselpunk" heet.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Spatula

Painting class last week. A first time using spatula (I am not sure about the english word: maybe painting knife). Having trouble getting the feel for the technique.
Spatel techniek bij life portret. Een eerste poging; ik heb moeite om me de techniek eigen te maken.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Trega terrain

Demolition on the Trega terrain in Maastricht is still going on, see the earlier demolition sketch. This time drawn from the Firestation side, on the ramp to the Noorderbrug. Last friday during lunchbreak.
Sloopwerken op het Trega terrein, gezien vanaf de brandweerkazerne bij de Noorderbrug.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Madison Avenue




Two years ago we visited New York, and I saw these steampipes on Madison avenue. I did not like the sketch, but the scene kept humming in my mind. When I saw the work of the painter Ronald Dupont in an exhibition in Gent, I knew I had to try this scene in that kind of style. Here it is. Acryl, 50x70cm.
Twee jaar geleden, tijdens ons bezoek aan New York, zagen we deze scene van enkele stoompijpen op Madison Avenue. Geschilderd in de stijl van de schilder Ronald Dupont. Acryl 50x70cm.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Landbouwbelang

Maastricht, sketch made during lunchtime yesterday, at the loading cranes for the river ships on the Maas.
Kades aan de achterzijde van de Landbouwbelang gebouwen, de oude kranen voor de belading van de binnenschepen.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Mp3 player

Live model art class last Saturday. Painting of a boy listening to his MP3 player. I have to learn to limit the highlights.
Model schilderen, afgelopen zaterdag. Acryl 50x70

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Yellow cab

Working on a large painting 60x100cm; this is a detail. A New York yellow cab, based on a picture I took when we visited NYC two years ago. I am not satisfied with this part, but I am not sure why. Any ideas?
Detail van een schilderij van New York, waar ik op dit moment aan werk. Niet tevreden over dit deel, maar ik weet niet waarom.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Burglars

Burglars broke into our house last Monday. We don't have a lot to steal, but still they managed to get away with my laptop and harddiskdrive (on which I had all my backups) and some other loose stuff like my beard trimmer (!) Worse is the damage and mess they left: they had been looking into all closets and cupboards, leaving clothes and emptied boxes all over the place. This is how my son's room looked like.
Two lessons: we will get an alarm and I will make proper backups.

Inbraak in ons huis afgelopen maandag.  Niet zo erg veel gestolen (hoewel, elk object is een teveel), maar ze hebben wel een hoop schade en een puinhoop achtergelaten.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Demolition


Maastricht, the Tregaterrain. Formerly a ceramics industry, making room for a residential area. Just around the corner from my office. Sloopwerken in Beatrixhaven, Maastricht, het voormalige Tregaterrein.