Friday, 31 December 2021

The darkest is just before dawn

To finish the year. The darkest hour is always just before dawn. Maybe a good motto to start the year.

The drawing is based on an image in the Gipi comic "unastoria".

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Ami painting


Earlier this year I made a painting of an old 70s car, A Citroën Ami. It was a commision for the anniversary of an aquintance who owns this car. The painting was featured as frontpage for the final year issue of the Dutch Ami owners club.

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Gertie 60


Gertie, my wife, became 60 this weekend. We hired a few cottages in a holidaycamp, and spent the weekend with our children, in-laws and grandchildren. We had a great weekend. We are blessed to have a family like this.

I made this 3D collage of Jake, Willem, Finn and Zara, to mark this milestone.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021


Drawing based on a live model sketch. I read a book about Egon Schiele, tried his way of drawing and use of gouache.

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Moelingen, Belgium

A dreary Friday afternoon. I wanted to draw something outside, but it was too cold. Just started driving country roads, and ended up on the other side of the border, in Belgium. There is a small stretch of Dutch speaking (Flamish) territory, between the Wallon provinces and the Netherlands frontier. Only a few hundred meters wide, called de "Voerstreek". I saw this scene in Moelingen; I managed to park the car just so I could make this drawing from the car window.