Friday, 17 September 2021

Lviv, chickenlegs

Lviv, a woman selling chickenlegs on the street. Old local farmers will arrive in towns like these with small busses, and try to sell their home grown products on the street. This was drawn early mornig, about 7.00.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Lviv, foodmarket

Lviv, foodmarket. There was a large foodmarket just 5 minutes from our hotel. I went there in the early morning, at 6.45, before breakfast with my collegues. The merchants were building up their stalls. There were covered parts (where most visitors had their masks on due to Corona), and outside alleys. These got more crowded during the sketch. This is at the entrance of the (covered) meatpart, they mainly sold bread and cakes here.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Lviv Cathedral

Another one of my businesstrip to Lviv. The Cathedral in the centre of town. I made the linework on location, while my colleuges went to see the OPera house. Painting later that night at the hotel room.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Lviv Hotel Nota Bene


I just returned from a businesstrip. It seems like years ago that I went abroad on business.

In this case the Ukraine, Lviv, on western part of the country, near the Polish border. A really beautiful city, lovely architecture, friendly people, good food and drink, and fine collegues. This is the view from my hotel room, Hotel Nota Bene. An excellent hotel.

Friday, 3 September 2021

Chevrolet Apache

Out drawing again. I noticed this rusty old Chevrolet pickup alongside of the road in a neighbouring village, Hulsberg. The proud owner was sitting behind it, in front of his house. He showed me the car and it's engine as well. A regular beauty. fro 1960.

It was hot and the paper was in the sun, that's why the colours didn't come out like I wanted.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Utrecht, het Wed

Another quick sketch, during a day visit to Utrecht. As seen from a terrace on "Wed", a narrow street leading to the Dom.

Friday, 20 August 2021

Amsterdam, Noordermarkt


We had a few nice days visiting some Dutch cities. Like Amsterdam, it has been nearly 2 years since I last went there. Corona days. Anyway, after long walks we rested on a nice park bench on the Noordermarkt. A good moment to draw what's in front of you.

Tuesday, 10 August 2021



A set of thistles along the road. Calligraphy pen, reedpen, watercolour on Fabriano paper.

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Vaesrade (Nuth)

 Made a small tour by bike, just a few kilometers. This is the small village of Vaesrade.

This is how it looked like.

My house is more or less on the other side of the hill.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Amstenrade gate


The gate to the former Orangerie of the Castle of Amstenrade.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Amstenrade Castle


Our castle Amstenrade, yesterday evening. Made with bamboo pen and watercolour on Fabriano paper.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

House in Hoensbroek

I made this painting for my neighbours. It's their house (you can see the roof of ours in the back).

My neighbour had his birthday, 65 years now, and this was the present from his family. He is very proud of the house. And the painting has a nice location now.

Done with water soluble oil on a panel, 40x50cm.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Almere 2


Another clean sketch from our sketchday in Almere. Didn't feel the need to colour this one.

Sunday, 18 July 2021


 Portrait of a man, picture found on the internet. Watersoluble oilpaint 40x50cm.

Monday, 12 July 2021

Almere 1

We were able to organize a national Urban Sketchday again! At last, after almost 1 1/2 year. The last one was in Arnhem, october 2019. Seems ages ago. This time Almere, a new town in the polders (below sealevel). The town was started in the 70s as overflow from Amsterdam and Utrecht. And it's filled with modern architecture: a lot of steel, concrete and glass. But also vivid shopping centres, nice lakes, hidden communal gardens and well designed modern houses in very green neighbourhoods. THis is one of those hidden gardens: a housing project and communal area on the roof of a shopping mall. Drawn from a bridge crossing the shopping street.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Andrew Wyeth

This was an experiment. I wanted to paint a portrait using the Charlie Hunter method or style. I did a few landscapes using that method: using oilpaint on water basis, adding large strokes, and washing parts away with cloth, tissues or whatever.

I used a portrait of Andew Wyeth, a painter I admire immensely. Not that that was the reason to paint him, but I loved the strong contrasts in the face.

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Genneper molen


Watermill. Made during an extended lunchbreak walk, when I was in our office in Eindhoven.

Actually, this is the watermill that Vincent van Gogh painted a few times. It's still in it'soriginal state.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Castle of Terworm

 Out sketching again. A little castle in my town, maybe 6 kilometers away, Terborg.

It's used as a wedding place, actually my daughter was married here. THere was a wedding going on, at a certain point the bride was posing for pictures, on the small drawbridge to the entrance, I managedto insert her in the drawing.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021


 Anoter try at a serious painting: based on the "Sam Drukker" style of working.

It's based on a picture by Ed van der Elsken, a couple somehere in Paris I think.

I decided to go for a dramatic colour: kobalt blue. This is after one evening of painting.

See where it gets me.