Last weekend I visited De Lakenhal at Leiden, Netherlands to see the exhibition ‘Rembrandt and the Golden Age’. Quite nice, also to see the refurbished museum. When I looked out the windows at the front of the building I was captured by the Oude Vest on which the light was filtered by the museum glass. It looked a little bit sinister and there were gloomy clouds in the sky which lead me to draw this one.
When I was walking across the Morspoort Bridge at Leiden I saw this incredible clouds party over Mill ‘De Put’ at the river Rijn towards the Weddesteeg across the water, where Rembrandt was born.
An impressionistic view on Leiden, where I studied. I am often fascinated my reflections in water and there are so many canals to be found over there. The movement of the water is what I put as a central theme in this drawing.
Leiden is famous for its canals and I makes me sentimental when they remind me of my time as a student, walking back drunk from a party feeling sick smelling the water.
A view on the houses and trees below the Burcht (Castle) of Leiden.
A graphite pencil drawing of Leiden, city at Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, where I lived for a long time and this site is to be seen from the Burcht (Castle) looking at the Hartebrugkerk (church).
The city where I studied international and european competition law and where I lived for 11 years.
An impression of my room when I was a law student at Leiden, Netherlands. Although I chosed for law to learn a trade I kept on sketching.