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Culemborg

Culemborg

Our little life drawing group closed the season yesterday evening, with an outdoor sketching session. The setting sun was gorgeous, but the hard wind was terribly cold. On the picture you see Culemborgs impressive railway bridge over the River Lek. On the bench is one…

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Culemborg

Culemborg

This is the market square in Culemborg yesterday evening, around sunset. De Markt in Culemborg, gisteravond bij zonsondergang.

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De Dakkas, Haarlem

De Dakkas, Haarlem

Last Saturday, I joined the Haarlem Urban Sketchers for a sketch meeting at De Dakkas, a brand new rooftop café-restaurant. The view was excellent – and challenging. Afgelopen zaterdag deed ik mee aan een schetsbijeenkomst van de Haarlem Urban Sketchers, vanaf het terras van het…

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Amsterdam Sketch Weekend

Amsterdam Sketch Weekend

On 2 and 3 june, I participated at the Sketch Weekend of the Urban Sketchers Nederland in Amsterdam. The meeting point was Café-Restaurant Amstelhoeck, with its great view over the River Amstel. I made the sketch above in the early morning of the second day,…

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Zutphen

Zutphen

Yesterday I went to a sketch day of the Gelderland Urban Sketchers in Zutphen. Because it was very hot, we not only looked for beautiful views to sketch, but also for shadow. The sketch above was made in the oddly named Naadzak street, still early…

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France – Frankrijk

France – Frankrijk

Last week, we went on a holiday to France. My first sketch was a very quick one, made on the Place de la Concorde in Paris. De afgelopen week gingen we op vakantie naar Frankrijk. Mijn eerste tekening was deze snelle schets van de Place…

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Spring – Lente (2)

Spring – Lente (2)

Another spring post: blossoming trees in Culemborg. I passed this street last Thursday and these magnificent trees screamed to be drawn. So I returned Friday. En weer een lente-achtig bericht: bloesem in Culemborg. Ik fietste donderdag door deze straat en de schitterende bomen schreeuwden erom…

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Den Haag – The Hague

Den Haag – The Hague

Last Saturday, the Urban Sketchers Nederland had a Sketch Day in The Hague (organised in cooperation with the USK Den Haag). 70 sketchers came together to sketch around the Plein and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. We started at the Plein (in fact, it…

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Culemborg

Culemborg

Yesterday, I went out to sketch in my town Culemborg. The sketch above shows the roof chaos I see every time when I walk from the parking lot to the city center. In the afternoon, I drew the construction works near my house. Gisteren ging…

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Reportage in Druten

Reportage in Druten

This morning, I drew a reportage of the removal of a sick chestnut tree in Druten. I was there early in the morning, and one of the first drawings I made was this hydraulic platform and the tree waiting for the workers. Vanochtend maakte ik…

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Museum Speelklok

Museum Speelklok

Yesterday, I joined the Utrecht Urban Sketchers to go sketching in the Museum Speelklok, a museum with all kinds of self-playing musical instruments. The drawing above shows one of the most impressive ones, the drawing below shows a more modest one. Gisteren ging ik met…

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Roullet St. Estèphe

Roullet St. Estèphe

My wife and I are going to visit the International Comics Festival in Angoulême. We arrived in our hotel just in time to make this sketch before it got dark. Mijn vrouw en ik gaan naar het Internationale Stripfestival in Angoulême. We kwamen op tijd…

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Museum Beelden aan Zee

Museum Beelden aan Zee

Last Sunday, I went to a sketch meeting with the Urban Sketchers Den Haag in the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Museum Sculptures at Sea) in Scheveningen. I had a productive afternoon and I drew eight sculptures. The good thing about scluptures is that they are…

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Urban Sketchers Nederland: Maastricht

Urban Sketchers Nederland: Maastricht

Last Saturday, I participated in the Sketch Day of the Urban Sketchers Nederland in Maastricht. 70 Artists met in a cold but mostly dry Maastricht. The sketch above was made from a café terrace on the market square. After I finished it, a waiter dropped…

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Concert in Culemborg

Concert in Culemborg

Next year, the town of Culemborg will celebrate its 700th birthday. Yesterday, the festive year was opened with a galaconcert of the famous pianoplaying Jusse brothers and the Nederlands Kamerorkest in the Barbara Church. I made a reportage in drawings of the build-up of the…

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Reportage AZC Gorinchem

Reportage AZC Gorinchem

Since this summer, I have been giving drawing workshops to refugee children in the AZC (Asylum Seekers’ Center) in Gorinchem. The AZC will close in december and inhabitants will be transferred to other AZCs and employees have to find new jobs. I wanted to make…

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Catharijne Convent

Catharijne Convent

Yesterday, I joined the Utrecht Urban Sketchers for a sketch meeting in the Museum Catharijne Convent, a museum of religious art. These are three medieval, wooden statues; some of them are missing hands, probably as a result of the Iconoclastic Fury of the 16th century….

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Sint Willibrordkerk

Sint Willibrordkerk

Last Sunday I participated in a sketch meeting of the Utrecht Urban Sketchers, my third sketch day in a week. We went sketching in the Sint Willibrordkerk, a very, very colourful church – unfortunately, you cannot see it in my drawings, because we were not…

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Schönberg

Schönberg

Sketches made in Schönberg, Belgium. My family has been spending holidays there for almost 50 years. Tekeningen uit Schönberg, België. Mijn familie komt er al bijna 50 jaar op vakantie.

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Scheveningen – Den Haag

Scheveningen – Den Haag

Yesterday, I went to a sketch meeting of the Urban Sketchers Den Haag, in Scheveningen. Great group of sketchers, great weather. The sketch above was made in the inner harbour (Tweede Haven) of Scheveningen. I was attracted to the tiny house, surrounded by the large…

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