Thursday, 25 April 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Ook was er veel live muziek, dat dan ook een gewillig onderwerp voor veel tekeningen vormde.
We waren met 18 crawlers van 3 nationaliteiten; vooral het enthousiasme van de groep was erg geslaagd.
Bovenste rij vlnr: Nico, Pam, Glenis, Arthur, Ruud, Robert, Margriet, Agnes, Annette, Alma.
Onderste rij: Maria, Pim, René, Jos, Ankie, Tineke, Kelsey. Op de foto ontbreekt alleen Jacqueline.
Yesterday we had our 4th Limburg Sketchcrawl, this time in Heerlen. There was an art fair, with a lot of music and artists selling their work. We were lucky enough to have good weather, fresh but sunny (let's briefly forget about the wind, it's still the Netherlands). The group was quite large, 18 people of 3 nationalities, but the enthusiasm of the participants was heart-warming.
As always, I'll post the results the coming few days, on http://sketchcrawllimburg.blogspot.nl/
Friday, 19 April 2013
This is the 8th year old boy Martin Richard, who got killed in the bomb explosion. His sister lost a leg, his mother suffered from brain damage. And he lost his life, only because he went looking for his father to finish the marathon.
May we all live by the words of the drawing that he put on Facebook: no more hurting people.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Nowadays I am trying to be more carefull about choosing the right angle/composition, and what to draw and (occasionally) what to leave out.
I deliberately stopped a little early, in order not to lose myself into those little details that sometimes spoil a drawing. Did the last enhancements at home, just by memory, to try and catch what my eye remembered seeing.
I will still stick to reality, but I more and more feel that trying to capture the "spirit" of the subject is more important than correctly fitting in all the details.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Friday, 12 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
So yesterday, returning from a visit to a client in Roermond, I passed this little chapel in the middle of some bare fields. It was located just across the border in Germany, and there it stood: quiet and alone, guarded by two huge solemn trees.
Time to stop the car and draw!
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Another life portrait session. This is Anne; she wore a very large flaboyant hat, and had a nice delicate face. Goal was to paint without linework or preliminary study; just go for it, using large brushes with dynamic strokes.