Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Duke Confucius sketch

 I have a new fountainpen: a Duke Confucius 551. Great pen. The pen makes everything between very thick and very thin lines. A quick sketch after a picture.

Saturday, 26 November 2022



Saw this yesterday during my running excercise, a country road between Merkelbeek and Bingelrade. Painted it today.

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Saturday, 19 November 2022



A few days ago I made a business trip to Zoetermeer. But I had planned on traffic jams which did not happen, so I was early, and had an hour to spend. I stopped briefly in Gouda, where I managed to make this sketch at one of the canals. Located just outside the center, to avoid hassle at parking my car. It was nice sitting there, under a feeble sun, 12 degrees C, far to high for halfway November, but quite enjoyable.

Friday, 18 November 2022

LIve portrait session

Live portrait session. The idea was to use a small canvas (I used 20x30cm, not very very small).

It took 2 hours to make, using small brushes and acryllic paint.

Friday, 11 November 2022



Cycled to Vaesrade this afternoon, to paint the colours of autumn. Even though the sun was nice for november, it was not warm enough for the watercolour to dry properly. Especially after 4 pm, when the sun started to set. The paper buckled, colours kept running, and some nuances didn't come out as expected.


Thursday, 3 November 2022

Rocks and trees


Watercolour based on a picture I found on the Internet, from an artist who regularly posts images to train watercolour skills.

You can find the original image in the link. Also an interesting site. Size 23x30cm, on Fabriano Artistico paper and a limited range of Schmincke colours.