Monday, 26 July 2021

Amstenrade gate


The gate to the former Orangerie of the Castle of Amstenrade.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Amstenrade Castle


Our castle Amstenrade, yesterday evening. Made with bamboo pen and watercolour on Fabriano paper.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

House in Hoensbroek

I made this painting for my neighbours. It's their house (you can see the roof of ours in the back).

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

Almere 2


Another clean sketch from our sketchday in Almere. Didn't feel the need to colour this one.

Sunday, 18 July 2021


 Portrait of a man, picture found on the internet. Watersoluble oilpaint 40x50cm.

Monday, 12 July 2021

Almere 1

We were able to organize a national Urban Sketchday again! At last, after almost 1 1/2 year. The last one was in Arnhem, october 2019. Seems ages ago. This time Almere, a new town in the polders (below sealevel). The town was started in the 70s as overflow from Amsterdam and Utrecht. And it's filled with modern architecture: a lot of steel, concrete and glass. But also vivid shopping centres, nice lakes, hidden communal gardens and well designed modern houses in very green neighbourhoods. THis is one of those hidden gardens: a housing project and communal area on the roof of a shopping mall. Drawn from a bridge crossing the shopping street.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Andrew Wyeth

This was an experiment. I wanted to paint a portrait using the Charlie Hunter method or style. I did a few landscapes using that method: using oilpaint on water basis, adding large strokes, and washing parts away with cloth, tissues or whatever.

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

Genneper molen


Watermill. Made during an extended lunchbreak walk, when I was in our office in Eindhoven.

Actually, this is the watermill that Vincent van Gogh painted a few times. It's still in it'soriginal state.