maandag 19 maart 2018

Portrait by Willem van den Berg

In the same museum I found this portrait of a Dutch labourer,
I quite like the style. It is painted by Willem van den Berg (1886-1970).

Portrait by Willem van den Berg

maandag 12 maart 2018

Dutch folk art

There is quite a variety of folk art in the Netherlands,
however we often forget about them.
I visited a museum this weekend which showed the ordinary life of 
fishermen in the beginning of the 20th Century (around 1920), it is called Zuiderzeemuseum.
People put a lot of effort into making ordinary items into treasuries for life.

This chair for instance:

Or this one:

And what about these:

zaterdag 3 maart 2018

Goldfinch bird

"het puttertje/the goldfinch", 
painting by Carel Fabritius, see info here 


a famous painting, also used for a book cover by the writer Donna Tartt

So.... great was my surpise to find a group of these birds outside my studio...
They are quite active birds, never sit still,
so after watching them for some time I took my camera and made some shots,
and because of the poor quality... the pictures look like paintings:

Love my workspace :)

woensdag 28 februari 2018

ADAD #28: girl with a dog or balloon

The last drawings of this month,
I hope you have enjoyed them.
For me it is always a good practice,
and I had fun!

dinsdag 27 februari 2018

ADAD #27: road to the beach

In June we will probably spend a day at the beach, 
walking through the dunes and seeing the sea before you,
and hearing the birds making sounds.
It will look like this:

zondag 25 februari 2018

ADAD #25: mad bird

Some dots and a Sharpie-pen made this crazy, mad bird...
You see, my drawings are just so different each time.