Sunday, 2 April 2017

Rotterdam Markthal

We had a lovely (short) weekend in Holland. First went to visit Delft (where I did my Masters in Architecture). Then a short ride to Katwijk aan zee, where we had dinner in a restaurant on the beach with a glorious sun sinking into the sea. In the evening we went to a fantastic musical "Soldier of Orange". Based on a autobiography of a guy who fought in the resiatance in WW2, and was personal adjudant of Queen Wilhelmina.
But the major feature of the musical is that the whole theatre moves and slowly turns, while the 8 stages are fixed and grouped in a 360 degrees circle. And it features real WW2 motorcycles, cars and a genuine original Dakota airplane. Fantastic.
On saturday we went to Rotterdam, where we had coffee in the Markthal, where I made this sketch.
I had forgotten my brushes: I made this with watercolour pencil, and a little water in a sponge.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

Necessity is the mother of invention - your watercolour painting looks wonderful even without brushes. You might have invented a completely new technique! (It makes me wonder what a similar scene may look like if painted with wet fingers!)
It also seems that you visited some very interesting places (like Delft) in a short weekend; these places may inspire a few more sketches - brushes or no brushes.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael. Nicely put: necessity is the origin of new directions...