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Holiday report – Vakantieverslag – 1

Holiday report – Vakantieverslag – 1

This is the first sketch I made during our holiday, close to Nyborg in Denmark. A big contrast to the hectic of the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam, only one day before. Amsterdam was still very much on my mind. Dit is de eerste schets…

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Garden sketch – Tuinschets

Garden sketch – Tuinschets

Two sketches I made in our garden. Above a water colour sketch, below a pen and ink drawing I coloured with water colours. I don’t know which one I like the most. Twee schetsen die ik maakte in onze tuin. Hierboven een aquarelschets, hieronder een…

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More flowers…

More flowers…

Today a pinkish post with some flowers I sketched. Above, you see a hydrangea from our garden. Below, you see a wild flower I found during a walk in Utrecht. My botanical knowledge is near to zero, but after consulting the internet, I think this…

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Roses – rozen

Roses – rozen

Lately I have been sketching flowers in our garden. Above you see the best rose sketch I have ever done. To get the red colour right, I applied it very thickly, straight from the paintbox. De laatste tijd schets maak ik geregeld schetsen van bloemen…

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Amsterdam Symposium

Amsterdam Symposium

This week I am a volunteer at the 10th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam. Sketchers from 47 countries meet and draw Amsterdam. As I expected, I had no opportunity to draw during the day, as I have work to do. The sketch above was made…

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Utrecht

Utrecht

Yesterday, I went to a sketch meeting of the Utrecht Urban Sketchers. Above, you see the Oudegracht (Old Canal). Gisteren ging ik naar een tekenbijeenkomst van de Utrecht Urban Sketchers. Hierboven zie je een zicht op de Oudegracht. Before I went to the Oudegracht, I…

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Carpet – Vloerkleedje

Carpet – Vloerkleedje

This is a sketch I made of a little plant I got as a present from Mohamad, a Syrian refugee I visit every now and then. He grows them himself, in all kinds of pots. He told me that de Arabic name of this plant…

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Culemborg

Culemborg

Last Friday, I was a guest of the Mayor of Culemborg – well, I was granted permission to make drawings from his room in the City Hall – the Mayor himself was not ‘at home’. From the balcony I made these sketches. Thanks to all…

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Middelburg

Middelburg

Last Saturday, I went to Middelburg for the National Sketch Day of Urban Sketchers Netherlands. Being part of the organisation team, it is always difficult to predict if you have sketching time yourself, but everything went very smooth so I could make a few sketches….

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Holiday/Vakantie (2/2) – France/Frankrijk

Holiday/Vakantie (2/2) – France/Frankrijk

This is the second part of my holiday report in drawings – the french part. Visiting a city with your family, you don’t have too much time to sketch – you have to be fast. Above, you see a quick watercolour sketch made during a…

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Holiday/Vakantie (1/2) – Germany/Duitsland

Holiday/Vakantie (1/2) – Germany/Duitsland

Last week, we went on vacation in Germany and France. Today I will post some sketches made in Germany. Above, you see the impressive Schönburg Castle at Oberwesel. Afgelopen week gingen we op vakantie in Duitsland en Frankrijk. Vandaag post ik wat tekeningen die ik…

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Some sketches

Some sketches

Here are sketches I shared on Facebook, but I forgot to post them on my blog. Above, you see the impressive bell tower of Cunera Church in Rhenen; below a view on the ‘Blob’ and the ‘White Lady’ in Eindhoven. And at the bottom, a…

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Medemblik

Medemblik

This is a steam driven pump, used to pump water from ships that were hit by bombs during the second wold war. It was built in 1940 and it is the only remaining machine of this kind in the world. I drew it last Saturday,…

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Urban Sketchers NL

Urban Sketchers NL

This weekend, I had work to do for the Urban Sketchers Nederland. Friday, I visited Middelburg to prepare the Sketch Day of 18 May with Christien van Driel. She had done her job so well that we had time to sketch. It was very cold,…

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Modeltekenen – Life drawing

Modeltekenen – Life drawing

Best results from yesterday’s life drawing session – first meeting of the year of our little drawing club. De beste resultaten van gisteravond – de eerste modeltekenavond van het jaar van ons tekenclubje.

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Museum Volkenkunde

Museum Volkenkunde

Today I went drawing in the Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum for Ethnology) in Leiden. It is a great musuem to sketch, although it can be a bit too dark for colour sketches. Above you see an funeral statue from Congo; below you see a lama…

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Winterwelvaart Groningen

Winterwelvaart Groningen

Last Saturday, I went to the Sketch Day of Urban Sketchers Netherlands and Urban Sketchers Groningen. We made sketches of the maritime event called ‘Winterwelvaart’: classic ships that could be visited in the city center of Groningen. Due to the rain, my sketches have some…

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Life drawing – Modeltekenen

Life drawing – Modeltekenen

My best result from Tuesday’s life drawing session. I started painting the shadowed areas, then adding lines with an increasingly darker paint later. Mijn beste resultaat van een modeltekensessie afgelopen dinsdag. Ik schilderde eerst de schaduwgedeelten met een lichte verf, daarna de lijnen met steeds…

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Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht

Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht

Yesterday, the Utrecht Urban Sketchers went to the University Museum. I sketched in the room filled with skulls and skeletons and organs, animals and human embryos in jars… The skull above is a skull of a Babirussa babirussa, also known as deer-pig. Gisteren tekenden de…

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Modeltekenen – Life drawing

Modeltekenen – Life drawing

Two of my best results from a life drawing session last Tuesday. Normally, I start with line drawings, but this time I started the drawing by sketching the dark parts (shadow) of the model with a light colour, and then clarifying the shapes with a…

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