Thursday, 30 June 2022

Le Corbusier in Ronchamp


Two real quick sketches that I made in France. This is the famous "Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut" in Ronchamps, by Le Corbusier. I managed to squeeze a visit to this iconic landmark in between the sketching week.

Unfortunately the front (the other side of the building than shown here) was in scaffolding, as were the famous tainted glass windows. But when I made the interior sketch, the few remaining nuns came in (yes it's still a monastery) and sang hymns and flayed a flute. THat was really special.

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Lange grachtje in the rain

Last friday, thunderstorm. These people ware sheltering againt the sudden rain under the arch of a medieval fortification wall in Maastricht. I was sitting on the other side of the narrow alley, sipping on a coffee under the canopy of a terrace.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Lee van Cleef (almost)

Just a few quick lines for a sunday evening doodle. After a picture of Lee van Cleef.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Abandoned factory

On the last day in France I visited an old abandoned factory, and made a quick oilpainting there. An experiment if I could ue oil while using my usual Urban sketching gear. It's not yet finished, there was not enough time. 

This is how it looked like

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Lake in France

Another one from that productive week in Corravillers: a little lake on top of the hill. The challenge was to use round brushes - and to show them in the painting somehow.

This was what it looked like.

Friday, 10 June 2022

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Corravillers, church


Another one from Corravillers, the third day. This time the idea was to use flat brushes only, and it should show. Acrylic on panel 40x50cm. I am kind of fond of this one.

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Tiny Corravillers

My smallest plein air painting ever. On an old piece of wood: 9x6x4 cm. In France, Corravillers.