playing around with some old ideas
latest updates: England
The last pages of my moleskine, I had a bunch of used stamps and I wanted to make it as a bit of a collage as a keepsake.
Better than throwing it away or store it somewhere where you will forget about it!
England, the Phoenix Inn pub in St. Helens. It was built in 1903, opposite the entrance of a huge plate glass factory, not a house in sight. Drawn on location last week.
England. Haydock. Rain, cold, grey. In one word: depressing.
“No milk today” was a song by Hermans Hermits in the 60s.
I always thought that was something of the past. But during my visit to St Helens, England, last week, I saw this dairy delivery van replacing empty milkbottles at the local doorsteps in the early morning. The English still keep firm to their traditions.
St. Helens, England (near Liverpool). A typical suburban street, the Royal Grove, drawn last week during a business trip. http://www.renefijten.blogspot.com/
Those who go down to the sea in ships – Watercolour pencils on a watercolour Moleskine.
In 1979 the annual Isle of Wight (Cowes)/Fastnet Rock ocean race started in fairly calm conditions. Shortly after the mid point of the outward leg was reached a large storm blew up with average winds of 50-60 knots. Of the 303 yachts which started 15 were completed wrecked, many abandoned the race and nineteen participants drowned. This remains the worst ocean racing disaster in history. My wee sketch shows, what the gathering storm might have looked like. Lord, please care for all those who go down to the sea in ships.
From a rail journey down eastern England. I liked the way the “old” mature tree contrasted with the “new” technology of the power station. Watercolour in a small watercolour Moleskine