Tuesday, 27 March 2012
An extra of 1200 workers are brought in, continuously dismantling installations and building new ones. As the works have to be done in something like 8 weeks, works go on 24/7.
Here a sketch of one of the numerous mammoth cranes on the terrain.
Renovatie werken aan een van de productielijnen op het Chemelot terrein, Geleen.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
So I decided to treat the theme mirror literally: a painting of a mirror and myself in it.
As I had to work on two different locations, I had to use a photo. So I decided to show that I used a camera as well. Besides, I like the idea of showing the hands, makes the self-portrait composition more interesting.
To make life more difficult, I decided to use oilpaint, for the first time on a serious painting.
First picture is the underpainting, made in acrylic on a 70x90cm canvas frame, based on a charcoal drawing.
The second picture shows the mirrorframe, painted in oil.
I realised that the portrait part was not useful as underpainting, it was already too detailed. An underpainting should determine composition and shadow/light aspects.
I also started painting the background of the face, ochre on top of the yellow-green underpainting, to give the ochre a deeper effect.
Also note that I have not yet painted my glasses, they sit on top of my face, and for that reason should be painted later (after the paint dried somewhat)
To be continued....
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Tsunami Japan, nu een jaar geleden. Afgelopen zondag zag ik wat beelden, daar moest ik wat mee, en ik verwerkte het in deze tekening. Uitgewassen vulpeninkt in een Moleskine.
Monday, 12 March 2012
Friday, 9 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Funny, we don't see it anymore, but there are a lot of these castles in our surroundings. I count at least 6 within a 5 km radius of my house. Castle Hoensbroek, Amstenrade, Terborg, Rivieren, Terworm, Cortenbach. Not all of them very large, but larger than the numerous strengthened farms that you find here.
A quick sketch made during lunchbreak, on my way between a client and the office. The weather was too nice not to go out of the car. Schets van Kasteel Cortenbach in Voerendaal.
Friday, 2 March 2012
Segura! tijdens de Carnavalsoptocht van Maastricht.