Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Maastricht riverfront

The last one for this year: the "Staargebouw" at the riverfront as seen from one of the bridges crossing the river. Made last saturday under cold and windy conditions. It was hard to draw: I stood halfway the bridge, which shook permanently under the weight of passing traffic.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Maastricht Ceramique

I had a meeting with the Urban Sketchers Maastricht, to discuss upcoming events later this year. And I took some time to make a few sketches. This is the view from the Library towards the city centre.

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

In the Train

Sketch made in the train, yesterday, between Roermond and Weert.

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Sint Anthony

Made this drawing over four days, at my lunchbreaks. Started with the image of Saint Anthony, taken from one of the paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. Then the fish. the last was the rock (inspired by the rock in the background of the St Anthony painting by Max Enst. The girl was the last part.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

More Genk (Belgium)

Sometimes a museum has more interesting items than just their collection. I found these firehoses to be the colourful item that I was looking for.
Genk in Belgium, at C-mine (a cultural centre in a former coalmine).

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Genk C-mine

Two drawings made at C-mine, in Genk (Belgium). It's an old coalmine; some of the ancient buildings are preserved and house a design museum.
It's free and open for public. So when I feel like drawing, but the weather is horrible outside, this place gives enough inspiration to go out and draw.

Friday, 13 December 2019


This is a paintng, not an urban sketch. For some time I am fascinated by the artist Charly Hunter, and I tried his working method on a canvas 40x50cm. He paints in water soluble oilpaint, and washes it out with water, tissues and earsticks. The scene is based on a picture of a farmhouse in Doenrade, made during one of my running rounds.
I treated it as a study in values.

Friday, 6 December 2019


Another one of the hills south of Maastricht. The vineyards of Apolstelhoeve, at the Jeker. Already a few weeks old, it was better weather then.