Sunday, November 19, 2017

Maastricht in Summer

Sunny Wyck, Maastricht. Acrylic on mdf, 43x40cm.

Paterspoortje, Maastricht. Acrylic on mdf, 30x40cm

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Autumn in Amsterdam

Autumn in Amsterdam. Oil on mdf, 30x40cm

Daar in bronsgroen eikenhout, nachtegaaltje zingt...

"There in bronze green oak wood, little nightingale sings.", Limburg (The Netherlands). There where my cradle stood in 1965. Acrylic on mdf, 30x40cm


Poplars and mistletoe along the Geul river, Heimansgroeve, Cottessen (The Netherlands). Oil on mdf, 40x30cm

VOC De Rooswijk

VOC De Rooswijk in trouble. On 9 January 1740, during its second journey to the east, it sank on the sand bank of Goodwin Sands, about 8 km from the British mainland. Inspired on a 17th century painting. Oil on wood, 43x40cm

Autumn at Kinderdijk

Autumn at Kinderdijk (The Netherlands). Oil over acrylic on mdf, 50x40cm

P.G.C. Hajenius, Amsterdam

"Cigars Cigars!" Cigar specialist P.G.C. Hajenius along the Rokin in Amsterdam. Tobacconist since 1826. Acrylic on mdf 52x42cm.

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New Damrak, Amsterdam

"New Damrak in the morning", Amsterdam (Netherlands). Old acrylic work improved with a thin layer of oil paint, 50x40cm

Leidseplein, Amsterdam

"I have seen that red cloud before...", Leidseplein, Amsterdam. Oil on MDF, 50x40cm.

Bellet boomgaard, Cottessen

Autumn in the Bellet Orchard, Cottessen (the Netherlands). An orchard with high trunk fruit trees. Acrylic on mdf, 40x30cm

Saint Michel Bridge, Paris

Pont Saint Michel inspired by Matisse. Acrylic, 40x30cm

Kasteel Vliek, Ulestraten

The bathing house at Castle Vliek in Ulestraten (NL). Acrylic on panel, 50x40cm.

Union Nautique de Liège

Regatta time Union Nautique de Liège, Liège (B). Acrylic on panel, 50x40cm

View to Boschstraat Maastricht

View to Bosch Street (Maastricht). Acrylic on panel, 50x40cm

Sail Amsterdam 2015

Boats and ships on the IJ during Sail Amsterdam 2015. Acrylic on panel, 40x30cm

Vakwerkhuizen Terziet

Timbered houses (locally named 'vakwerkhuizen') in Terziet, South Limburg (NL). Autumn 2017. Acrylic on panel, 40x30cm. En plein air with Antonie van Gelder.

De Woskoul

Fall sunbeams over De Woskoul (The Wolf hole). Traditional farm houses, now a holiday estate to rent in Epen-Terziet (NL). Acrylic on panel, 40x30cm. En plein air together with Antonie van Gelder.

Monday, October 30, 2017

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...