Sun King. In 1986, in the wake of their successful album “Love”, British rock band The Cult performed at the Pinkpop festival in Geleen in the south of The Netherlands, near to where I live. As a young rock music and guitar enthusiast I enjoyed this performance very much, especially guitarist Billy Duffy’s powerful guitar riffs and his use of mouthwatering Gretsch hollowbody electric guitars. In 1992 the band was back at Pinkpop (now in Landgraaf, the town where the festival is organized since 1988 and also the town where I now live) but this time delivered an ill-famed performance leading to the band being banned from future perfomances at the festival. Yesterday, 18 years later and after the ban was lifted, The Cult played the Pinkpop stage once again, now during the festivals Classic edition. This time I didn’t go, but a picture in last weeks paper announcing the band’s return to the festival and showing Billy Duffy in a heroic rock guitarist pose with one of his Gretsches triggered me to do a sketch instead. “Sun King”, the title of the opening track from The Cult’s 1989 “Sonic Temple” album again showcasing Billy’s guitar work, seemed to be an appropriate title for this sketch. Ink pen and watercolour.
latest updates: Watercolours
Dark clouds over Étretat. Another sketch of Étretat, this time based on a photo in a photography exhibition in Giverny, Normandy. Ink pen and watercolour.
Playing with water (… can get a bit messy!)
A huge agapanthus on the backyard terrace came into bloom this week and provided a nice subject for a quick watercolour sketch.
Cliffs at Étretat. The coastline around Étretat is truly magnificent. During a recent visit there were several photography exhibitions going on throughout Normandy and it was a popular subject for many excellent works on display. This watercolour is based on one of them.
Hungry beaks. A few weeks ago a couple of blue tits occupied a nest box in my mother’s backyard. Judging by the frequency with which they now are flying in food there must be a lot of hungry beaks to feed inside. I used a picture in a magazine, conveniently showing a blue tit feeding its young, for a sketch of what it must look like in there. Ink pen and watercolour.
Sketching my Apartment complex just before moving out.. I’m going to miss this place, I really love the area and the layout of my flat.. The complex is really close to the mountain base on the west side of Las Vegas near Red Rock. I’m not really too keen about relocating either…
My shoes sketch…
One of the favourites are my ballerina shoes. Very comfortable, easy, I carry it with pleasure, practical and stylish simultaneously
(Into a Moleskine watercolour notebook with Sakura colours and waterbrushes under 15 min)
“…caress me, pleaseee….”
“Pöttyös” is one of my mother’s dogs, the meaning of his name “Spotted”.
Sakura Koi water-colours with waterbrush onto a mini Moleskine sketchbook.
St. Petersburg White Nights water-colours with waterbrush into Moleskine Aquarelle Notebook.