Sunday, 31 January 2010

Foodmarket in Tarbes

Tarbes, foodmarket in a multi-storey carpark. Local farmers selling their stuff, at 7 am in the morning. Tarbes, parkeergarage. Lokale boertjes verkopen hun eigen producten in de vroege morgen.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

art class 13

The results of my last art class, last saturday. Live model drawing watercolour. Modelschilderen: de resulaten van afgelopen zaterdag.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Ville propre

Tarbes, while sketching the shopwindow of the earlier post, this streetcleaningmachine came by.
Een Straatveegmachine, om 7 uur s' morgens in Tarbes, Frankrijk.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Les dessous de Shaya

Business trip to Tarbes, France again. Bottom sketch: view from room 508 of the Rex hotel, always a fascinating panorama. On fridaymorning I got up an hour early to sketch, but the only nice thing I noticed was this shopwindow. Zakenreis naar Tarbes (FR), vorige week. Uitzicht vanuit kamer 508 van het Rex hotel. Op vrijdagmorgen een uur eerder opgestaan om buiten te schetsen, maar het was nog steeds donker. Het enige interssante was deze etalage.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

art class 12

Art class, watercolour wet in wet after a live model. I was surprised to find that these splashes of colour really looked like the guy. Some kick. Schildercursus, vanmorgen, aquarel nat-in-nat, naar een echt, levend model.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Garden in the snow

Sketch of some objects in the garden of some friends, Franck and Hellen. I was struck by the contrast of the red masonry and the cool coloured snow. Schets van enkele objecten in de tuin van Franck en Hellen, in de sneeuw van afgelopen zaterdag.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Scrapyard in the snow

Tractor scrapyard in the snow, in Moelingen, Belgium. It's on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. Drawn during lunchbreak last thursday. Sloopbedrijf van tractoren, in Moelingen, Belgie. Getekend tijdens de lunchpauze, afgelopen donderdag.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury's book "the martian chronicles": that was the kind of science fiction I loved when I was young. Unfortunately I lost the book; but last summer in London I retrieved a copy in a specialised bookstore.
When I read it, I remembered that in my schooldays me and my friends used to make random ballpoint scribbles in our schoolbooks. And we challenged each other to make some drawing out of it, something like "Europe after the rain" by Max Ernst.
After opening some dusty boxes I found this sketch back, dating from about '74 (bottom drawing).
For me this drawing is the visual representation of the world described in the "martian chronicles". And I could not resist redoing the drawing in my moleskine, 35 years later.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Albina's book

A moleskine exchange book got lost between the Netherlands and Russia. I remade 2 drawings, one from Thalia (Peru) called "flowers" , and my own called "Jonas and the whale". Een moleskine exchange boek is kwijtgeraakt; daarom heb ik de tekeningen van Thalia en mijzelf overnieuw gemaakt.