Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Sunday, 10 October 2021
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
It was good to meet old and new friends again. We had over 100 sketchers. Unfortunately it started to rain in the early afternoon, but at that point I was sitting at the terrace of the Delft Brouwhuis, in full view of the ancient walls of the "Old church".
Friday, 1 October 2021
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Monday, 20 September 2021
Friday, 17 September 2021
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Thursday, 9 September 2021
In this case the Ukraine, Lviv, on western part of the country, near the Polish border. A really beautiful city, lovely architecture, friendly people, good food and drink, and fine collegues. This is the view from my hotel room, Hotel Nota Bene. An excellent hotel.
Friday, 3 September 2021
It was hot and the paper was in the sun, that's why the colours didn't come out like I wanted.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Friday, 20 August 2021
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Saturday, 7 August 2021
Monday, 26 July 2021
Saturday, 24 July 2021
Thursday, 22 July 2021
My neighbour had his birthday, 65 years now, and this was the present from his family. He is very proud of the house. And the painting has a nice location now.
Done with water soluble oil on a panel, 40x50cm.
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Monday, 12 July 2021
Thursday, 8 July 2021
I used a portrait of Andew Wyeth, a painter I admire immensely. Not that that was the reason to paint him, but I loved the strong contrasts in the face.
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Out sketching again. A little castle in my town, maybe 6 kilometers away, Terborg.
It's used as a wedding place, actually my daughter was married here. THere was a wedding going on, at a certain point the bride was posing for pictures, on the small drawbridge to the entrance, I managedto insert her in the drawing.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Anoter try at a serious painting: based on the "Sam Drukker" style of working.
It's based on a picture by Ed van der Elsken, a couple somehere in Paris I think.
I decided to go for a dramatic colour: kobalt blue. This is after one evening of painting.
See where it gets me.
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Monday, 24 May 2021
The Knight had to cover his ears again, and walked to the animal to check it out properly. He had to shout: “Hello Hydra! Listen, for a nice little reward I could solve your problem!”
The seven heads looked to each other and said simultaneously: “Okay. This pot holds a nice and fitting present. It will make you think of this sweet creature. Will that do?”. “We have a deal!” the Knight said.
He flew to the roof on his horse and lowered a rope through the chimney. With a heavy pull the animal came loose. It was a regular Octopus! She was probably lost in the storm!
The Knight pointed to Octopus. ”Look at that! An Octopus. She is clearly a long way from home and the sea. But I will take her home”.
The Hydra blushed out of shame. Stuttering the heads told each other: “I am so sorry, Forgive me, I didn’t mean all I said. I do like you. Can we be friends again? Just like old times?”
And so everything was okay again. They spit a little fire to celebrate.The Knight waved goodbye and quickly carried the Octopus to the sea.
Friday, 21 May 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Monday, 10 May 2021
Monday, 26 April 2021
Friday, 23 April 2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
This is not only my painting, but the building is also my design. I made the first sketches for this building back in 2018, the construction was finished a few months ago.
Unfortunately I have not been able to visit the building due to Corona travel restrictions. I really hope to see the finished buidling in reality some time soon.
Saturday, 3 April 2021
Page 7 of "The Knight" (or in Dutch: "De Ridder"). A Children's book that I am writing and illustrating for my grandchildren.
“Aha” the knight said, “I will see what I can do.” He climbed the steep road towards the ruin. De smell of Sulphur and old fire was unbearable. And so was the harsh shouting. Obviously a fierce quarrel.
Inside the cave he was surprised to see a loudly quarreling seven headed dragon, and another strange tentacled creature. The Knight had to shout to get over the terrible noise. He said “I am the Knight who does not know who he is. What’s going on here?”
The seven heads fell silent for a brief moment. Then the first spoke: “We are the Hydra. Last week’s storm made this beautiful creature fall through our ceiling!” The second head shouted: “And now you think that she is in love with YOU?” And the third: “How can she love you, with your ugly yellow teeth!” “Hear, who is calling names!” ”You’re just jealous!” “Who? On you? Ha!”.
In seconds the noise was deafening.