Monday, October 16, 2017

Château Beusdael Sippenaeken

Château Beusdael and a surrouding tree patched road near Sippenaeken (B). That was a fine day out plein air painting together with Antonie van Gelder during a warm Autumn day in October. Acrylic on panel, 40x30cm.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Indian Summer Sunday Sunset Maastricht (Sint Servaasbrug en Wyck)

A very nice and warm afternoon in Maastricht painting the old bridge or Saint Servaas Bridge and the houses in Wyck along the Meuse. Oil on panel 40x30cm.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Mestreech & Lîdje. The Light of Maastricht and Liège painted by Nop Briex.

Mestreech & Lîdje. The Light of Maastricht and Liège painted.

When I visit Maastricht in the Netherlands or Liège in Belgium, I'm always excited like a little child. Located along the river Maas, surrounded by mining spoil tips and sloping Ardennes foothills they are exciting with their vibrant urban life, each with its own home-brewed infrastructure and local language. The day and night light, reflected by the hills and river, affects the mood of their residents and lightens up the cities in an almost apocalyptic atmosphere. Whether the weather is sunny, rainy or it’s a overcast day, the cities always resonate differently with their specific characteristic sounds, scents and colours.

On my journeys to Maastricht, Liège and the surrounding green patched areas of Eijsden and Visé, I painted on location (en plein air) as well as in my home studio after a day of photographing with the memory’s afterglow. I’m convinced that this great hard cover book with 112 semi-gloss thick pages filled with great paintings from my hand invites you to see those great cosy places where I have been painting.

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Open Monuments Day 2017

My plein air paintings made during Open Monuments Day at Country Estate Poelwijk in Gendt (Gelderland).

Venice in oil

Some Venice oils on card board, canvas board and wood panel.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Le Moulin de la Galette Vincent van Gogh like painting

Like Vincent van Gogh I painted a scene of the Moulin de la Galette, based on a black-white photo. "The Gathering at the Moulin de la Galette", by Nop Briex. Oil on MDF.

Briex copying a Vincent van Gogh portrait painting by John Peter Russell

After years of scientific and historic research the portrait painting of Vincent van Gogh, oil painted in 1886 by John Peter Russell is finally repainted by Nop Briex in acrylic with Van Gogh's exact head shape and right look.
The grand showdown took place a little while ago...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

HMS Belfast and Piccadilly Circus painting

Paintings made during my visit to London in 2015 in perfect Summer weather conditions. HMS Belfast on the Thames and Piccadilly Circus... Acrylics on pnale 50x40cm

Un jour á Liège et Visé

"Union Nautique de Liége" acrylic on panel, 50x40cm

RCNV Royal Centre Nautique de Visé, acrylic on panel 50x40cm

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Late November at the Our Lady Square Maastricht

"Late November at the Our Lady Square", Maastricht. Oil painting on wood panel, 50x40cm.
"Eind november op het Onze Lieve Vrouweplein", Maastricht. Olieverf op paneel, 50x40cm.