Wednesday, 19 January 2022



Drawing of Fabienne, based on a picture by Marij Ruyters-Teeuwen, our Neighbour.

Sunday, 16 January 2022



Another try on watercolour. Same theme, thunderclouds. But now transposed on the view from the Harbour of Hellevoetsluis (translates as: the lock at the feet of the devil). Not made on location, but based on a picture I made some years ago.

Thursday, 13 January 2022

After the rain

Trying out watercolours. After an example by Dan Marshall. On Fabriano paper.

Sunday, 9 January 2022

It was cold in Thull.


It was cold this afternoon, just above freezing, with a strong wind. Watercold we call that here. But I really wanted to go out and draw something. This is a hill with footpath, the "Mulderwegske" in Thull, just 2 km from my house. The cold shows, I think.

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Brighton Beach ave, NYC


Coney Island, Brighton beach Avenue. Watercolour experiment after a picture we made a few years ago in Brooklyn, NYC.

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Gerald Roethof

Gerald Roethof, a well known Dutch lawyer. After a picture in last weekend's newspaper. Washed out ink.

Friday, 31 December 2021

The darkest is just before dawn

To finish the year. The darkest hour is always just before dawn. Maybe a good motto to start the year.

The drawing is based on an image in the Gipi comic "unastoria".

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Ami painting


Earlier this year I made a painting of an old 70s car, A Citroën Ami. It was a commision for the anniversary of an aquintance who owns this car. The painting was featured as frontpage for the final year issue of the Dutch Ami owners club.

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Gertie 60


Gertie, my wife, became 60 this weekend. We hired a few cottages in a holidaycamp, and spent the weekend with our children, in-laws and grandchildren. We had a great weekend. We are blessed to have a family like this.

I made this 3D collage of Jake, Willem, Finn and Zara, to mark this milestone.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021


Drawing based on a live model sketch. I read a book about Egon Schiele, tried his way of drawing and use of gouache.

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Moelingen, Belgium

A dreary Friday afternoon. I wanted to draw something outside, but it was too cold. Just started driving country roads, and ended up on the other side of the border, in Belgium. There is a small stretch of Dutch speaking (Flamish) territory, between the Wallon provinces and the Netherlands frontier. Only a few hundred meters wide, called de "Voerstreek". I saw this scene in Moelingen; I managed to park the car just so I could make this drawing from the car window.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021


 Ink works. Inspired by work of Jason Shawn Alexander.

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Monday, 15 November 2021

Sabrina, another one.


Last saturday I attended live model drawing class. But I didn't like my final paintings.

So I tried again this evening, based on one of the fast sketches (you can see that one below).    Gouache  on Kraft paper.

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Rotterdam, the white house

Gertie ad I spent a few days in the Randstad. We had a nice hotel in Delft, visited Delft, Den Haag (The Hague), Scheveningen and Rotterdam. We had lovely  late autumn weather, even goood enough to sit outside on terraces. This is the view from a terrace in the old harbour in Rotterdam, featuring the "White house" (one of the few buildings that survived the bombardment of Rotterdam in 1940).

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Vaesrade, more Bottelegats


Two sketches of the country road on the hills above Vaesrade. I stood on the same location, one was drawn looking to the west (the horses), one to the east (the trees).