Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Brooklyn, NY

Last week I received a book with my illustrations in it!
Rachel Levine, an american author from New York, wrote a lovestory playing Brooklyn. The book is illustrated with a lot of sketches, some of which I made during our trip to NYC last year.
I finished reading the book in three evenings; it's a bit sentimental, but the conversations are very witty and fast written, and the characters were so colourful, I could not stop.
The book should have been called: unputdownable!
Afgelopen weekeinde kreeg ik post uit de VS: een amerikaans boek geillustreerd met o.a. mijn tekeningen. Het boek is geschreven door Rachel Levine uit New York, en speelt zich af in Brooklyn. Ik heb het boek in 3 avonden uitgelezen, prachtige dialogen, kleurrijke karakters, wel een beetje sentimenteel. Typisch amerikaans dus.
This cover illustration is by the Seattle based artist Christine Marie Larsen

Monday, 28 June 2010


Acryl painting of an old Chinese man. Based on a picture I took in Suzhou during our visit to China in 2007. 50x60cm. Chinese man in Suzhou, gebaseerd op een foto die ik maakte tijdens onze reis in 2007.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Summerevening in Tarbes

Business trip to Tarbes, last week. Drawn at 22.00 in the evening, a house opposite the Cathedral. Zakenreis naar Tarbes, afgelopen week. Een huis tegenover de Kathedraal, in de schemer.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Phoenix Inn

The Phoenix Inn in St. Helens, England. The Phoenix exists since 1903, and was located opposite the entrance of a plate glass factory. It was near the Knauf plant and after the meetings we made a small detour to give me the opportunity to sketch it. No time for a beer, maybe next time.

Een pub in St. Helens: de Phoenix Inn. Lag tegenover de ingang van een glasfabriek.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Galata bridge, Istanbul

Last of the sketches of the BNA trip to Istanbul. I sketched this while waiting for our lunch, superb grilled fish, we were sitting on a terrace overlooking the Galata bridge, between the western and eastern parts of Istanbul. Schets gemaakt tijdens een uitstekende lunch van gegrilde vis, met uitzicht op de Galata brug. Op de brug zijn de vissers te zien.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Santral powerplant

We visited "Santral" in Istanbul, an abandoned powerplant, converted into a modern art museum. Not much art, but a fantastic powerhouse in its original state. All machinery and even the control room was in its original state. The sketch below shows an electrical power indicator tree in this control room, drawn on location (it was hard to get the circles right).

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

More Istanbul

Istanbul, more sketches. We visited the city hall, the above sketch is the view from the roof terrace. Below a streetvendor in front of the Aya Sophia, selling hot chestnuts and roasted corn.
Istanbul, schets van enkele moskeeen, gezien vanaf het dak van het gemeentehuis. Onder straatverkoop, hete kastanjes en geroosterde maiskolven.