Thursday, 28 June 2018

Chevrolet Capital AA

Drawn earlier this evening at a Vintage car meeting in Hoensbroek.
A beautifully restored Chevrolet Capitol AA dating from 1927.
there were more interesting cars to draw, I may return.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Goslar, Hotel Kaiserworth

Goslar, Germany. This was probably the last visit to Goslar. the project I have been workig on the last few years is in the capable hands of anoter firm, and a local contractor.
So I took the last chance to draw the landmark on the marketplace: Hotel Kaiserworth.
Beautifully detailed, and it really sticks out in bright orange. It's always fascinating the details you see, once you start to draw the place.
Of course, I would have loved to stay in the hotel itself, but it was beyond my payment grade....

Friday, 15 June 2018

Amsterdam (4)

The last of the Amsterdam sketches. Left: "de dokwerker".  A monument of the strike of the workers on the Amsterdam docks, in February 1941, during the German occupation. The strike was a protest against the harsh treatment of the Jews by the Nazis. It lasted only a few days and was ended bloodily.
The other sketch is the flea market "Waterlooplein", in front of the neoclassical Moses and Aäron church (dating from 1840, pretty new for Amsterdam standards). I was eating frensh fries with Mayonaise in a pointed paper bag while drawings this.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Amsterdam (3)

Amsterdam. These are 2 1/2 drawings at the same time. On the left a view across the Amstel, made with calligraphy pens. On the right a Holocaust monument for deaf Jews in WW2. And above a part of a 2 minute sketch of some canal houses.
And these are some boats lying near the "Magere brug" (The skinny bridge).

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Amsterdam (2)

2 more sketches. Above the Zuiderkerk, one of the renaissance churches of Amsterdam, one of the more quiet and beautiful churches.
And below an old boat lying on one of the canals.

We had a lovely weekend, organized by our Stichting.
2 days sketching and giving workshops, with about 100 other mostly Dutch sketchers.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Amsterdam weekend

I attended a weekend of sketching in Amsterdam.
Organized by our group "Dutch Urban Sketchers". I helped organizing (a little) and gave a workshop "Living lines".
In the end I managed to fill 1,5 meter of sketches, see below. I here just show the last sketch. I will show the others later.