Delft, the Netherlands, sketched on the Beestenmarkt. You can see the tower of the new church (well new… it’s from about AD 1500) through the trees. Painted and drawn on location, while sipping good coffee on a terrace.
Delft, the Netherlands; view from the hotel (Ziza, it’s located next to the Ikea) towards the city. Unfortunately no spectacular Dutch clouds in the sky, the weather is far too good this year.
Brielle, an old dutch fortified town, just south of Rotterdam. Fountainpen (noodlers ink) and watercolour, drawn and painted on location. http://www.renefijten.blogspot.com/
I found this burned out car a few days ago in the fields near my house. It was probably used for drugstransport across the border (I live near the german border) http://www.renefijten.blogspot.com/
New York Times Square. Not exactly Moleskine, but based on several sketches I made in Molys during our visit to NYC 2 years ago.
I read “all quiet on the western front”, by Remarque, an autobiographic and chilling book about WW1. Ink and watercolour in a large moleskine.
Burglars broke into our house last monday. This is the mess they left in my son’s bedroom. Even though not a lot was stolen, its infuriating that someone invades and soils the most private space you have on earth.
Winter. On my way to work, I stopped to draw this snow scene in Moelingen (Belgium). Drawn in the front seat of my car, through the window, it was too cold outside.
I read the classic novel “The Fountainhead”, about an architect called Howard Roark and his dreams about fantastic buildings.
I just read the novel “the fountainhead” by Ayn Rand. A classic novel about an architect, Howard Roark, and the uncompromising integrity you need to make art. A great novel, but a tough read, 750 pages of heavy intellectual dialogue. While reading, this is I how imagined Roark’s first design would look like. Which is quite funny, because back in 1926 they never would have heard of deconstructivist architecture.