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).

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Vaesrade, Bottelegats

This afternoon. Sketching on an old "hollow" countryroad near my house. This road is old, they found remnants of an old Roman villa just a little further down this road.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Some more of Delft


Another view of the townhall of Delft (this is the backside). Made on the National sketchday two weeks ago. Just before it started to rain.

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Live Model session


Yesterday, painting from live model again, in the studio of Annemiek. We had to improvise in the style of Hans Olsthoorn. Strong lines, lively coloured colourfields in dimmed colours, and the importance of compostion.

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Delft: oude kerk

The Old Church in Delft. Urban sketchers Netherlands organized a National sketchday, last saturday. 

It was good to meet old and new friends again. We had over 100 sketchers. Unfortunately it started to rain in the early afternoon, but at that point I was sitting at the terrace of the Delft Brouwhuis, in full view of the ancient walls of the "Old church".

Friday, 1 October 2021

Terra Mining


Two random drawings, just doodling away. It's Inktober, let's see how far I get.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021



Two sketches in restricted colours. I made these a few weeks ago, but didn't post them yet. It was just a rural scene, I had parked my car with the idea of drawings a castle. But I couldn't get a decent view, so I decided to turn around and sketch the view. With some nice music on my car radio.

Monday, 20 September 2021

Lviv and steam

 Lviv, the last of my sketches, an old steam locomotive, at the main station.

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.