Sketches

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Zaltbommel

Another businesstrip, this time for a seminar held in the centre of the Netherlands, in Zaltbommel.
Zalbommel is an old Holland town, located on one of the large streams, the Waal.

After the seminar I had an half hour left before dark, enough to draw and paint this scene of the harbour. But is was very cold, a bit above freezing point, 3 degrees Celsius. This meant the water on the paper dried very slowly and formed pools. It took me another half an hour to get warmed up again.

7 comments:

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Lovely Rene -- the colors are expressive!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Colors combination, composition and "pools". Very very like them.

Rene Fijten said...

Thank you Katie and Irina.
I will admit that at first I thought the drawing was not good, but when I got home it was not so bad after all.

Miú said...

I love this, Rene!

Rene Fijten said...

thank you Miu

Michael Lukyniuk said...

What struck me when I first saw this sketch was the realistic colours you used - I thought it was a photo. And for some reason, I didn't notice the lines you drew until I looked closer. Nicely done.

Rene Fijten said...

Thank you Michael, I consider that as a great compliment.