Sketches

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Aan de kerk

Another sketch of my home village, across the road from the castle. The lane is called "Aan de kerk"; obviously it leads to the church (dating from 1850).
I was told that in the 30's an aunt of my father had a café in the house on the left. As she was widow another uncle would be there every evening for protection; consuming free drinks. Untill he got so drunk, he had to be carried home. Family stories.

8 comments:

RobCarey said...

Beautiful coloring and rendering, Rene.

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

As RobC said.
nice, Rene! (I like also the "historical" story as well!)

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

did I mention I like it?

:)
thanks for your comment!

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Rob and Ludek. I always like these little (family) stories, they add something to the drawing/sketches. It's oral history, I don't even know if it's completely true.

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Wat een vooruitgang toch.

Rene Fijten said...

Bedankt GeertJan

Villager said...

Love the sketch AND the story.
Always great to come by here.

Rene Fijten said...

Hi Villager, great to see you here. Love your blog as well.