"Winter at the Boulevard de la Madeleine", Paris by Nop Briex. Large size oil painting on wood (MDF, FSC) 1000 x 700 mm (update). Inspired by a black white photo of 1900 and by the impressionistic oil paintings of Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro.
"The Golden Hour", Autumn sunset Maastricht. The ENCI chimney tells us that a cold Eastern wind started the day pretty chilly. Oil on panel, 60 x 50 cm by Nop Briex
A fine city scape of the city Maastricht during a cold sunset in November. A view seen from the Eiffel Building roof top, SPHINX a former pottery factory.The sky line shows the towers of the Augustinus Church, the Dinghuys, the city hall, the Our Lady Basilica, the Mathias Church, the chimney of the ENCI cementerie factory on top of the Saint Peter Mountain, the tower of the Old Government House, the Saint Jan church and Saint Servatius basilica.
Zondag 19 juli 2015 trok ik naar Kasteeltuinen Arcen. Een prachtige locatie alwaar het jaarlijkse kunstweekend "Kunst Natuurlijk" werd gehouden georganiseerd door Lied de Haas. Expositie van werken in het kasteel en rondom, in de tuinen diverse kunstenaars aan het werk.
Sunday July 19th, 2015 I went to the Arcen Castle Gardens (Kasteeltuinen Arcen). A wonderful location the annual art weekend "Kunst Natuurlijk" was held, organized by Lied de Haas. Exposition of art in the castle, and in the surrouding s gardens artist were at work.
Mijn openlucht schilderijen / My plein air oil paintings:
Nop Briex, en plein air painter. World famous oil painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Here Briex is studying the river Jeker Valley and Château Neercanne landscape prior to his open air painting afternoon on a hot July afternoon, 2015. Including some plein air paintings made that day.
Today my best colleague on the graphic design department retired today. He is music collector and one of the biggest Bob Dylan-collectors in the Benelux. He admires the works of Modigliani. So I decided to make him oil of Bob Dylan in Modigliani-style, 30 x 40 cm. He is very happy with it.
"The party tent at Blenheim Palace", Woodstock (UK). ArtRage painting (120 x 60 cm) based on a photo which I took during my visit to the honey colored stone estate where Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on November 30, 1874.
A field cross along the road at the Eyserhalte, a hill top between Wittem and Eys in the Netherlands. The poplars in the background and hills make the landscape very un-Dutch. Oil on MDF, 80 x 40,5 cm. For sale!
"Écluse chez Petit-Lanaye", few kilometers south of Maastricht. The water level behind the sluice is 14 meters lower. Oil on MDF, 50 x 40 cm. Behind the sluice the water level is 14 meters lower. Painting by Nop Briex. For sale.
"Field road near Elkenrade", Elkenrade, The Netherlands. Thunderstorm is approaching late June. Inspired by a photo made by Fred Fouarge though I added the thunderstorm to make the painting more dynamic.
The field at top left is a sugar carrot field, the light green fields are rye, the yellow crops are wheat.
Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 265 x 470 mm
Family carnival music band "Vreug en Neugter" is taking a rest and drinking soda en beer after the Sunday's Maastricht carnival parade. Painted with Royal Talens Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 80 x 70 cm. The shadow parts still need to be glazed...
"The river Maas between Geulle and Meers", seen from the Dutch side. On a drizzling grey Monday, February 9, 2015 afternoon. Here the river Maas or Meuse forms the natural border between The Netherlands and Belgium. Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil on MDF, 40 x 30 cm.
"Mars Je suis Charlie 11 janvier 2015", Place de la République in Paris.
An historical work to mark the "Je suis Charlie" march, held on Sunday January 11, 2015. A massive demonstration for the freedom of speech, to convict terrorism and to commemorate the people who were taken hostage, injured and killed during the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo, police officers and the koosher supermarket few days earlier. Paris biggest march ever.
Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors on MDF, 41,5 x 52 cm....