Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Maastricht view from the bridge

I am a bit slow with drawing and posting lately. To many other things in my hands.
No, it's not yet autumn here; this is just a commission for a painting, based on an older Urban sketch (2010).
Now made in the quiet seclusion of my house, with nice music in the background.
I really enjoyed drawing home again, very different from drawing on the streets.
A friend asked me to make a painting, as a present for the retirement of his colleague.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Harbour Georgioupolis

I made quite a few A5 drawings, the ones that I already posted.
I only took time to make one larger image, this one of a fishing boat in the little harbour of Georgioupolis, Greece.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Crete: Knossos and harbour

Two scenes from Crete: the little harbour, which was only 50 meters from the apperment. They brought in fresh fish every morning (if you would rise early enough).
We also made some trip across the island, to Rethymnon (but my sketch there was not worth showing) and to Knossos. These old excavations were very worth visiting, and I had the chance to make this little sketch of the partly restored palace, dating back to 2000 BC.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Georgiopoulis: Stelios

Each morning we would make the little walk into town and have breakfast at a Greek cafe: Stelios.
We would sit and have bacon and eggs or a crete omelette (with courgette and feta cheese), and some strong greek coffee without sugar. The below sketch is the view from our table down the street.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sketchcrawl Maastricht (2)

This is another drawing that I made during the sketchcrawl. The baroque pulpit of the St. Jans church in Maastricht, halfway the hall. The St. Jan is a  protestant church, Catholic ones like the adjacent  St. Servaas preach from the choir/altar.
The other drawings are less interesting or unfinished, so they will not be posted.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sketchcrawl Maastricht

I am a bit slow with posting presently.
So in between the Greece drawings, I'll post the results of the sketchcrawl of yesterday, in Maastricht.
The weather was horrible, continuous rain, so we drew inside. First the St. Jan, a protestant church. Second the Cellebroederskapel, the chapel of a former monastery. A chapel so hidden, I didn't even knew it existed.
The above drawing is of the structure of that chapel, dating back to about 1535.
The other sketches will follow.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Crete: Georgioupolis

Just returned from our anual holiday trip. This time to Greece, Crete to be more specific.
We had a terrific time in a small fishing village called Georgioupolis. large enough to have enough tourist stuff like beaches, car rentals and restaurants, but not so much tat you feel that you're not in Greece anymore.
This is a scene as seen from the beach, a little white chapel on a cliff in the water. We were chatting with some locals while making this.
More to come.