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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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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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Het Nut

Het Nut

These are two premises of Het Nut in Beesd, both very beautiful locations for meetings, training, events and workshops. I was very much impressed also by the interior: a comfortable crossing of businesslike and homely styles. Below, you can see a map I made to…

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A house

A house

A drawing of a house in Culemborg. It was birthday present for the husband of my client. Een tekening van een huis in Culemborg – een verjaardagscadeautje voor de man van de opdrachtgeefster.

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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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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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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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A day in Essen – Een dag in Essen

A day in Essen – Een dag in Essen

Last week, my wife and one of my daughters wanted to visit Spiel’18, a huge game convention in Essen (Germany). I went with them and had a cold day of sketching around the Messe Essen. The sketch above was made near the entrance of the…

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Vader & dochter

Vader & dochter

My daughter Meike (13 years) loves to draw. She went with me to urban sketchers meetings several times, concluding that sketching buildings is boring. However, last week she became very enthusiastic about drawing houses and last Saturday we went to make sketches in our neighborhood….

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Culemborg

Culemborg

Two sketches I made this morning in Culemborg. The first one is a drawing of the Binnenpoort (Iner Gate), seen from the Varkensmarkt (Pigs’market). The other one shows the Achterweg going up to the river dike along River Lek. Twee schetsen die ik vanochtend maakte…

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Culemborg

Culemborg

After having lived in Culemborg for 15 years, I finally drew its best known building: the historic town hall. Nu ik 15 jaar in Culemborg woon, werd het wel eens tijd om het bekendste gebouw van de stad te tekenen, het historische stadhuis.

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Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Last Saturday, I joined the Urban Sketchers Netherlands and the Urban Sketchers Rotterdam for a sketch day in Rotterdam. The sketch above was made on my way from the railway station to the meeting point. It shows the high rises of the Weena. Afgelopen zaterdag…

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Rain or no rain – Regen of niet?

Rain or no rain – Regen of niet?

This is the view on Everdingen (mostly hidden behind the dike alond the River Lek). When I started the drawing there was a clear blue sky with a bright sun. All of a sudden, the lights went out and it looked as if a huge…

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Engeland (3/3)

Engeland (3/3)

In this final episode of my holiday report we will go to sea. Strangely enough, the sea itself is almost completely lacking on my sketches. In deze laatste aflevering van mijn vakantieverslag gaan we naar zee. Vreemd genoeg is de zee zelf vrijwel afwezig op…

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