Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sketchcrawl Maastricht

I organized the Sketchcrawl Maastricht last Saturday, and we had the most beautiful weather. Autumn; but still 19 to 20 degrees, windstill and a feeble sun. All we can hope for in late October.
There were 21 other sktechers, some from Limburg, but also from other parts of the country like Twello, Tilburg, Amsterdam and Eindhoven. And Annette from Hamme (Germany) was also there.

It was really enjoyable sketching together, first along the river, and later on the Market square. There is a nice old statue there of the "Mooswief". That translates as "vegetal woman", and commemorates the farmer women who would come from the neighbouring villages to the market selling their homegrown crops (mostly unions, leek and cabbage). People will sit around the fountain and eat French fries in large paper "tuute", from the renowned "Friture Reitz".


Michael Lukyniuk said...

Congratulations, Rene, on organizing the sketchcrawl; I'm sure that it took a lot of work. Your sketch is interesting as well as the story that goes with it.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael, it's not that much work. Actually, I don't want too much publicity, more than 20 sketchers means serious organizing, which is something I am not looking for. I want to draw together with the others, not managing.