Friday, 29 July 2011

Hoofdwacht

Another evening in Brielle. The weather was OK, so we had a nice weizen beer on the terrace in front of this old house, called "de Hoofdwacht". Het weer was goed genoeg voor een avond op het terras vn "de Hoofdwacht", in Brielle.

Monday, 25 July 2011

A15 Botlek

"He hated this stretch of motorway, so solemn, so grey, so depressing. Especially when it rains"

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Botlek

"You just have to head down the stairs from the hotel, and you'll arrive at the little harbour. Usually we dine at the last terrace, at Zorba's. I guess that's not his real name, but everyone calls him that way. Ha! Only two night shifts to go and we'll be on the plane heading south" He laughed and took the next exit.

This is the Botlek, the A15 on exit 14. I was inspired by the stories and drawings of Paul Madonna "all over coffee".

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Brandweer

Yesterday evening the local firebrigade was dredging the canals of Brielle. I don't know what they were looking for, but all they found was this old cafechair.
While drawing I talked to a nice lady, who told me the guy in the orange shirt on the left was her son, and her daughter had joined the (voluntary) firebrigade as well. You have to respect people making time for and investing in the place they live.
De brandweer van Brielle was gisterenavond aan het dreggen bij de Kaaibrug. Het enige dat ze vonden was deze oude cafestoel... Tijdens het tekenen raakte ik aan de praat met een aardige mevrouw, die vertelde dat haar zoon (oranje shirt) en dochter ook bij de brandweer zaten. Respect.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Maastricht A2

No inspiration for some time now. So I draw all kind of uninteresting things that I come across.
Like that they finally started with demolishing houses and shops to make place for the new motorway tunnel under the A2 in Maastricht. Even geen inspiratie, maar een snelle schets van de eerste sloopwerken ten behoeve van de A2 traverse in Maastricht.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Maasvlakte

A rainy day on the Maasvlakte, the heart of the Rotterdam harbours, only a few km from the sea. A sketch of one of the 6 huge conveyorsystems (they must be 30-40 meter high), that distribute ore and coal over a storage area of 1,5x1 km. The largest bulk storage area of Europe.
Maasvlakte in de regen. Er is weinig triester als dit. Schets van de transportsystemen van het ertsoverslag complex, de grootste van Europa.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Poolster


A canal in Brielle, last week. It's difficult to find anything else than cute Dutch scenes in Brielle. 
It's funny how we Dutch take a lot of these "tourist" scenes for granted, we never see it anymore because we are living in it. I sketched an old towboat called "poolster" and the windmill "het vliegend hert" on the fortifications of Brielle.
De molen "het vliegend hert" en een oude sleepboot "de poolster" in een kanaal in Brielle.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Fisher boys

More from Brielle, earlier this week. Bored of drawing cute little red roofed dutch houses, I drew two boys fishing in de canal. Two waterbirds passed by, I think they were "futen".
Vissende jochies bij een kanaal in Brielle, ik geloof niet dat ze veel vingen.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Woudschoten

Woudschoten is a conference center near Zeist, where I had a Tebodin in-company training into Cradle to cradle, durable energy and other sustainability concepts, all for a better world. Very interesting stuff. Woudschoten, een conferentiecentrum in de bossen van Zeist, waar ik een Tebodin cursus volgde in duurzame energie, duurzaam bouwen en Cradle to Cradle concepten. Alles voor een betere wereld. Erg interessant.