Monday, 30 November 2009


While driving to Amsterdam, to the Simple Minds concert, we got caught in a hailstorm near Leenderheide. It was 16.55, Gertie was driving. I made a quick scribble, and made the drawing at home, by memory. Hagelstorm onderweg naar het Simple Minds concert, bij Leenderheide.

Sunday, 29 November 2009


Cement factory in Lixhe, Belgium, just across the border. Drawn on location. Cementfabriek van Lixhe, getekend en geschilderd op de kade van het Albertkanaal.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Simple minds

Last night in HMH Amsterdam, we went to a concert of the Simple minds. Although we had a great time, we have heard them perform better in the past. For some time, especially when they played unknown stuff,  it felt like we were missing the click with the audience. Lightshow and sound was terrific though.
Also playing OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark). 80's music, and it should have been left in that era. Gisterenavond Simple Minds en OMD in Amsterdam. Goed concert, maar we misten het contact met het publiek een beetje. En OMD is over de houdbaarheidsdatum.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Art class 6&7

Art class, the last two weeks. Difficult, difficult difficult.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Illustration for the 1st thesis of Gertie, my wife. Next to being teacher, she follows a study in orthopedagogics. Subject was child behaviour in relation to its surrounding influences. The drawing is based on a drawing of Rob Carey, of a boy in his class, Manuel. De voorpagina van de 1st scriptie van Gertie voor haar studie orthopedagogiek.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Tarbes Fishmarket

Tarbes. I went to the local fishmarket in the early morning, to draw some impressions before they opened up. The guy supplying the stall was very curious. Vismarkt in Tarbes, voordat de markt open ging.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Tarbes, Cathedral

Had to visit Tarbes and Lannemezan (France) again. Heavy rain. Drew the side entrance of the Cathedral. De zijingang van de kathedraal van Tarbes (zuid frankrijk).

Saturday, 7 November 2009


Aquarel made for the 50th birthday of a friend of mine, Ger Peukens. Schilderij als verassing voor Ger Peukens, 50 jaar deze week.

Art class 5

Live model drawing. I never used soft pastel before, I really liked it. Modeltekenen, het was de eerste keer dat ik pastelkrijt gebruikte.

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Maastricht, last friday, on the bank of the river, near Ceramique. Lekker weer, afgelopen vrijdag.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Art class 4

Try out in B&W, charcoal and erasing gum. Annemiek Jongen is complaining I think too much like a draughtsman, not a painter.