[Insider 51] Week 2 from Europe
delft and back again.
Today’s post is a summary of my week in SneakyArt. I went to many places. I met people old and new. I saw many wonderful things.
The SneakyArt Post is a publication about secretly drawn art, and my journey of self-education as an artist. From vacation in Europe, I am sharing daily observations with SneakyArt Insiders, the wonderful readers who support my independent work.
This has been a week of meeting many sketchers. It began with a small meetup at the Rijksmuseum Fountains. At the location, we found that easels had been set up around the water for tourists and visitors to use.
After an hour at the gardens and the fountains by the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth, we moved closer to the van Gogh museum. Circling about, I looked for good angles, a sense of perspective, and human activity. SneakyArt can be found even outside art museums!
The next day, sketching at Westerpark with Koosje Koene, I was reminded of the private bubbles we make for ourselves in public spaces. A patio table then - just a patio table and just some chairs - can then constitute a universe of its own.
Conversation, the clinking of glasses, the tapping of feet, all signs of life … there, then gone.
Later in the week I visited Delft and met with old friends after many years. It was a long day of many drawings. Here’s how the evening began at the Browhuis, a brewery next to the Oude Kerk.
The next morning I did a sketch meet-up with urban sketchers in the beautiful Delft centrum.