Sketches

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Mississippi

I still have some sketches left from my trip to Louisiana, here is another.
As stated yesterday, I would have liked to sketch the steamboots on the Mississippi, but this is second best: the Plaquemine ferry across the river. My company, Roel, decided to make a nice detour for my benefit, and take the ferry instead of the bridge. It was a strange ferry, the ramp was located at the side of the boat, and the cars had to manoeuvre around the steering house in a circle to park their cars. Like a floating rotunda. I just finished the drawing, sitting on the stern, when we arrived at the other side.

8 comments:

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

..crossing the river, listening to Mississippi blues...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsMpHHSLSlc

Rene Fijten said...

Great piece Ludek, thanks for the link! But the weather was too nice for a blues feeling.....

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Fantastisch om jouw signatuur er weer in te zien.

Villager said...

Great sketches from my old backyard Rene. Always great to see your work, you make it look easy.

Villager said...

Great sketches from my old backyard Rene. Always great to see your work, you make it look easy.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Geert-Jan, and Villager. I seem to remember you lived near Memphis or something?

Villager said...

Yep, I lived in the Birthplace of Rock_N_Roll for 19 years!
Quite a ride.

Rene Fijten said...

So you must be a real Elvis expert by now.