Sunday, August 19, 2007

Marine fleet show, Holland.

There was a marine fleet show today on the Rhine.
It started more or less where the Rhine runs into Holland to
Arnhem and back again. During one direction the boats traveled
very fast, but luckily the other way they weren't that fast.
the boats where participate in a show of old time inland barges
form 1900 till now, ... A hell of a day, because every boat took
about 2 maybe 3 minutes to pass by Most of the drawings
are done with a match stick and Indian ink. Here a selection of
the drawings, ... there a way too much to show them all.

And exhausting but very rewarding day!!

Thanks for watching!


Regula Scheifele said...

René, these drawings are fantastic!
I love how you achieved so much with so little - the black ink works great for that purpose.
But.... a MATCH STICK? Like the ones you use for lighting a candle???
... very impressive....

Oh, and thanks for adding my blog to your link list!

Lori McNamara said...

Oh Wow Rene! These are so cool, I love them!

Wooden match or cardboard? My fingers are cramping thinking about it, they came out very good. Seeing all those different kinds of boats is super too.

Edward B. Gordon said...

René, those drawings are brilliant !!!

Did you ever try a Japanese ink brush pen?

René PleinAir said...

Thank you all!!

Yes a wooden match stick I have some kind of holder for that, ... the nice thing about this is, that it looks a bit like charcoal, and yet its as immediately as Indian ink.

Lori, hahaha, you see it not all what you think :-P It was very exhausting though, what a day what a DAY!!

Edward Hahaha I had the idea from the wooden matchstick form a certain EDWARD Wesson! Yes I do know it Edward and I even made some of them with that medium, but this I found the most pleasing to show, ...

René PleinAir said...

Holder that is. :-S

Stefan Nuetzel said...


René PleinAir said...

Héé Stefan!!

Welcome back!! had a some nice days off?

Anonymous said...

that mush have been alot of fun!

Anonymous said...

mooie bootjes René!