Sketches

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Ton van der Velden

Ton van der Velden, one of the directors of Tebodin (the engineering company I work for), went into retirement last week. I was honoured to be asked to make this farewell present: a drawing of the Chemelot ACN plant in Geleen.
The last 15 years Ton was responsible for the international growth of our company in Eastern Europe, the middle east and south east Asia, but in the 90's he was director of Tebodin Maastricht. During that time this was one of the projects he worked on.
I handed the drawing over to Ton last thursday evening in our main office in The Hague; we had a good party afterwards. I really hope this drawing will be a token of our gratitude for everything he did for Tebodin.

Some of you may recall an earlier version of this drawing, made 3 months ago. Unfortunately that drawing was made in a sketchbook, so I couldn't tear it out. As the subject was so fitting for Ton's present, I remade the drawing (again on location) on decent paper 2 weeks ago.
The drawings was fitted in a nice frame 45x55cm, but I forgot to make a picture of that.

13 comments:

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Fantastisch!

RobCarey said...

I love this one. So well done.

Rene Fijten said...

Dank je Geert Jan, Thanks Rob.

Rodney van den Beemd said...

Mooi afscheidskado en bijzonder leuk dat ze jou gevraagd hebben daarvoor!

Rodney van den Beemd said...

Mooi afscheidskado en bijzonder leuk dat ze jou gevraagd hebben daarvoor!

Rene Fijten said...

Dank je Rodney, vooral omdat hij ook degene is die me 23 jaar geleden heeft aangenomen.

Jos said...
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Jos said...

René,

Een mooi kunstwerkje.
Maar dat geldt ook voor de andere tekeningen, en je site!

Jos van den Berg

Rene Fijten said...

Dank je wel Jos, leuk dat je mijn site hebt bezocht en een comment hebt achtergelaten!

201169 said...

wow!!! superbe! et désolé de ne pas venir te visiter plus souvent

Rene Fijten said...

Pascal, merci de cette remarque, je suis toujours content que quel qu'un prends le temps pour visiter mon blog, n'importe combien des fois!

Michael Lukyniuk said...

I liked your first sketch, but this is even better.
I'm sure that the person who received it will cherish it.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael. I hope so too.