Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ice skating on the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam. Painting 120 x 80 cm

"Ice skating on the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam", 120 x 80 cm on MDF, Royal Talens Cobra Oil
Today I painted a studio work of the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam during Winter time. Very nice to paint on such a huge size. After 8 hours I signed the work and blessed it. When it has dried, the work will be framed to put it on sale.

Vandaag een atelierwerk .gemaakt van de Prinsengracht, Amsterdam in wintertijd. Heerlijk om op zo'n GROOT formaat te werken. Na 8 uren schilderen ging de handtekening erop en de zegen erover. Als ie droog is, gaat ie de lijst in voor de verkoop.

Friday, November 21, 2014

My still life contest entry for avrotros Kunstuur

One of my entries for the avrostros tv show Kunstuur Still Life Contest. Royal Talens Cobra oil on MDF, 48 x 100 x 1,8 cm. Some images:

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Skyline Heerlen 1972

"Skyline Heerlen 1972", Heerlen-The Netherlands. Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm.
I painted this work to remember how I saw the skyline of the city Heerlen when I was 7. On regular basis me and my family visited this city for shopping and my father's work. These were the last days of the Dutch coal mines. Lange Jan and Lange Lies (Long John and Long Lisa) were the highest smoke stacks (155 m) of the privately held Oranje Nassau coal mine. Those stacks were part of the power station house to fuel the coal mine lifts and factories.
The painting is made with permission based on a picture made by Fred Fouarge, I added the coalmine to it including the mine stone piles.

This is work is painted with Royal Talens Cobra, the premium water mixable oil paint.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Maasstraat in Obbicht

"Maasstraat in Obbicht", Obbicht - the Netherlands. Meuse Street or Rue de la Meuse in the little Dutch village Obbicht. I had to work with Street View. Oil on MDF 40 x 30 cm. Commissioned painting.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Autumn at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouweplein, Maastricht

Evening Autumn light beams over the Onze-Lieve-Vrouweplein (the Our Lady Square) in Maastricht. One of Maastricht's most beloved squares where you can sit down on a café/restaurant terrace. The square is a busy meeting place during Spring and Summer. Along the square the Our Lady "Sterre der Zee" (Star of the Sea) Basilica is situated. The church building originates from the 1st century B.C. Painted in impressionistic style in one stage.

Avondherfstlicht strijkt over het Onze-Lieve-Vrouweplein in Maastricht. Een van de meest geliefde pleinen in Maastricht waar men op een café/restaurantterras kan verpozen. Het plein is een drukke ontmoetingsplaats tijdens de lente en zomer. Aan het plein ligt de Onze-Lieve-Vrouwebaseliek "Sterre der Zee". Het kerkgebouw dateert uit de 1e eeuw voor Christus. Geschilderd in impressionistische stijl in een sessie.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Une nuit á Liège après la pluie

"A night in Liège after the rain", Pont Fragnée in Liège. Oil paint on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. The modern Tour des Finances is in fact situated elsewhere in the city, a little artist's fantasy...

This is work is painted with Royal Talens Cobra, the premium water mixable oil paint.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn light over the Queen Emma Square, Maastricht

Autumn light over the Queen Emma Square in Maastricht. Once painted digitally, tonight speed painted with oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm.

Herstlicht over het Koningin Emmaplein te Maastricht. Ooit een keer digitaal geschilderd, vandaag middels 'snelschilderen' gemaakt met olieverf op MDF, 50 x 40 cm

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rain on the Harbour Dike in Tilburg

"Rain on the Harbour Dike", Tilburg. Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. The painting was created during the annual art fair in Tilburg where I gave a speed painting demonstration.

"Regen op de Havendijk", Tilburg. Olieverf op MDF, 50 x 40 cm. Het schilderij is gemaakt tijdens de jaarlijkse kunstmarkt in Tilburg alwaar ik deze 'snelschilder' demonstratie gaf.

Art Fair Nieuwlandstraat in Tilburg

"Warm Autumn light in the Nieuwlandstraat", oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. Painted this one 'en plein air' during the annual art fair in Tilburg.

"Warm herfstlicht in de Nieuwlandstraat", olieverf op MDF, 50 x 40 cm. Geschilderd in de openlucht tijdens de jaarlijkse kunstmarkt in Tilburg.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scott Monument in Princess Street

"Princess Street Edinburgh", Scotland. Oil on MDF, 40 x 50 cm. Painted on Scotland Independence Referendum Day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fort Saint-Ange in Malta

"Fort Saint-Ange in Malta", by Nop Briex. Oil on MDF, 50 x 24 cm.

Once I was in Malta for holidays. Today I pained Fort Saint-Ange, situated at the opposite of the Grand Harbour in Valletta. Commission painting for a Maltese origin Dutch customer.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Plein air peinture á Liège

Today I went plein air painting in the francophone Belgian city Liège and painted two views from the Pont des Arches.

"Quai-sûr-Meuse", Nop Briex. Oil on MDF, 30 x 40 cm. Sketch oil.

"View from Pont des Arches", Nop Briex. Oil on MDF, 40 x 40 cm.

With the Passerelle Saucy foot/bike bridge in front, the Finance Tower and the Inter-Allied Memorial Church of the Sacred Heart in the back ground. A hazy Saturday morning, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Goojen aovundj Berg aan de Maas !

"Goojen aovundj Berg aan de Maas!" (Good evening Berg along the Meuse!). Oil on MDF, 40 x 30 cm. The river Meuse with it's river car ferry, the village Berg aan de Maas with its church, all in Summer sunset light.

Painted for a good friend who is born and still lives in this pretty tiny Meuse village.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Warm Summer sunset light over the Kloveniersburgwal Amsterdam

Warm Summer sunset light over the Kloveniersburgwal, Amsterdam. Oil on MDF, 40 x 30 cm. Pictured last Sunday, painted today...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Battersea Power Plant London

"Battersea Power Plant London", oil on MDF 50 x40 cm. Studio painting in impressionist almost fauvist Albert Marquet style. Seen in London for the first time in 1972 and during my Summer stay in 2014, painted at home.

Wet Trafalgar Square at dusk, London

"Wet Trafalgar Square at dusk", by Nop Briex 2014. Oil on MDF, 24 x 30 cm
One of my favorite sites in London...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunset over Westminster, London

"Sunset over Westminster", London. Sweet 2014 Summer holidays fixed in oil on MDF panel (31 x 38,5 cm). Painted today in my home "atelier" which is actually the living or the garden when the weather is well enough.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Approaching shower over the Thames

"Approaching shower over the Thames" London by Nop Briex 2014. Royal Talens Cobra oil paint on canvas, 80 x 60 cm. What a marvellous afternoon it was. Bright sunny spells mixed with a shower now and then. Great backlight view on the London Eye, the Thames, Westminster with its Elizabeth tower and Big Ben bell... London is the place for me!

The Shard London speed painted

"The Shard London", 310 m skyscraper, 24 x 30 cm. Speed painting by Nop Briex, 2014. Royal Talens Cobra oil paint on MDF.

Plein Air painter mr Koetsier in Hampstead

In a fancy London suburb, named Hampstead I met this fellow Londoner plein air painter. He had a very small postcard size palet and he admitted it is very small. His name A.L. Koetsier. A Dutch name because his English mother was married with a Dutchman. What a great meeting it was.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Portland Grey Busses Red Regent Street

"Portland Grey Busses Red in Regent Street" by Nop Briex. Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Most of the London City buildings are made of grey rock stone from Portland (Dorset) and that matches well with the contrasting red London busses.

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Hampstead High Street London", oil on MDF 56 x 42,5 cm

Good 2014 Summer holiday memories when strolling in poshy Hampstead. What a nice London suburb, great people, houses, shops and fine restaurants. Studio painting upon selfmade photo...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Maastricht town hall in evening light

"Maastricht town hall in evening light", oil on MDF 40 x 40cm. Impressionist style art. The 18th century city hall was designed by Pieter Post and is an important example of Dutch Classicism.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Quatorze Juillet à Maestricht - Plein air painting and art market Pieterstraat, Maastricht 12 & 13 July 2014

Op twellef en dartien juli aonstaonde, Place du Tertre Maestricht: sjèldere in de aope loch plus e kunstmerret oppe plein langs de Pieterstraot te Mestreech! Twiehonderd jaor koninkriek nao de verdrieving vaan Napoleonties Fraankriek oet Mestreech.

On July 12 and 13, 2014: Place du Tertre Maestricht: plein air painting plus art market on the square along the Pieter Street in Maastricht. Celebrating 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands after the expel of Napoleonic France from Maastricht.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sint Lambertuskerk Maastricht

Maastricht. The Saint Lambertus Church with the red brick city defense walls in the foreground painted today... Oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm. Sold!

De Sint Lambertuskerk met de stadsverdedigingswerken in rode baksteen op de voorgrond. Heden geschilderd met olieverf op canvas, 40 x 40cm. Verkocht!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Spring stroll along the Maas" oil on canvas, 80 x 60cm. Montmartre aan de Geul 2014

"Spring stroll along the Maas", the old bridge in Maastricht with the steel connection bridge uplifted to give way for an approaching river cargo ship. Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm.

I gave a paint demo on the today's "Montmartre along the Geul" festival in the very lovely and tiny "mountain"-city Valkenburg (NL). People were astonished that I started with a full orange painted canvas and that I blocked the whole in with very thin layers. Slowly but surely the light appeared in the painting. Some people found that a magical way of working while we, read paint artists, know this is the road to go. A cosy and busy painting and creative festival, with a cosy terrace and a very good singer who song French classics to cheer the whole up, very well visited overday. A friend came by as well as my sister with my brother in law, what a nice surprise. The overview picture was taken at the end of this nice and warm Sunday.

"Lentewandeling langs de Maas", de "aw brögk" in Maastricht met de hoog geheven stalen verbindingsbrug om een passerend schip doorgang te verlenen. Olieverf op canvas, 80 x 60 cm.

Tijdens het Montmartre aan de Geul evenement in het lieve "berg"-stadje Valkenburg gaf ik zondag een demonstratie olieverf schilderen. De mensen waren verbaasd dat ik met een oranje kleurig canvas begon en dat ik het geheel in zeer dunne lagen inblokte. Langzaam maar zeker verscheen het licht in het schilderij. Sommigen vonden dit een verrassende manier van werken terwijl wij weten, lees kunstschilders, dit de gangbare wijze van werken is. Een gezellig en druk bezocht schilder en kreatief jaarlijks terugkerend evenement, met een puik terras and een erg goede chansonnier die Franse klassiekers zong om het publiek in de juiste stemming te brengen. Een vriend en ook mijn zus en schoonbroer kwamen langs, erg leuk! De overzichtsfoto is gemaakt aan het einde van deze mooie en warme dag.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Red White Blue over Holland", Gilze-Rijen (NL) The Red Arrows

"Red White Blue over Holland", Gilze-Rijen (NL). Water mixable oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm. The RAF Red Arrows at the Friday version of the RNLAF Open Days 2014.

True plein air action painting. The landscape was painted 30 minutes in advance in await for the Red Arrows demonstration. And the moment they performed their show it was a split decission when to fix them on the canvas...