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Drawings and more from our boating adventures of 2020

Set to the Oscar Navarro’s gorgeous Noe (Noah). Oscar is from Valencia. He was in the audience when I heard him for the first time.

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Barge in Gorredijk

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Barge in Gorredijk, pen and ink 32 cm x 41 cm, 12.6 x 16.1″

Gorredijk is yet another lovely town in Friesland. A barge passes through the now closing foot bridge behind the boat.

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Windmill of Sloten

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Windmill in Sloten, 32 cm x 41 cm, 12.6 x 16.1″

Sloten is a small charming town in the Netherlands. The windmill is still in use for grinding flour.

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Viking in Dokkum 2

 

This is my second rendition of our boat in front of one of the two old windmills in the tiny town of Dokkum in Friesland, the northeast province of the Netherlands.

Viking in Dokkum 2, water color, 8 x 8″, 20 cm x 20 cm on Arches paper

 

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Stream in Giethoorn,pen and ink,

Stream in Giethoorn, pen and ink, Company, 6″ x 8″ 15 x 21 Stream in Giethoorn, pen and ink, 

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Waterpoort, Sneek, Nederlands pen and ink drawing

 

 

Sneek is a small city in Friesland, the northeast part of the Nederlands.  It has a gorgeous gate and other architectural gems.  It faces the canal.  We were moored just in front of it.

 

 

Waterpoort, Sneek, Nederlands pen and ink, Company, 6″ x 8″ 15 x 21 cm

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Three pen and ink drawings from recent travels in the Nederlands

August 17, 2019

 

We stayed on an island near Woudseen, from which I drew this scene.  It is  a tranquil spot with room for about 12 boats.  The island has many mice who dig in the sand.  We were there for two nights.  

 

 

 

 
This mooring is on the outskirts of Lelystad,  also a free mooring with room for 3 or 4 boats.  You can get to Lelystad by bike easily.  It’s a pretty ride through the forest part of the way.   There were several groups of rowers while we were there for a few days.  

 

 

On an Island Heeg and Woudsen, near Lelystad, pen and ink, 6″ x 8″ 15 x 21 cm

 
The Batavialand Museum in Lelystad offers a very interesting visit.   The Batavia replica is a major attraction.  The original dates from circa 1628.  It was the flagship of the Dutch East India Company.  The exploitation of the resources of Indonesia was the major contributor to the country’s Golden Age, from which much of its finest architecture and art dates.  The Company made Holland the world’s largest trading nation at the time.  Even today Holland is a major trading nation, the world’s fifth largest according to a guide.   You can walk almost everywhere on the ship.   

 

 

 

 

Sketch of the Batavia, Dutch East India Company, 6″ x 8″ 15 x 21 cm

 

There is a superb tapestry recounting the history of the region created by 27 volunteers, one of whom was inspired to do so after seeing the Bayeaux Tapestry.  It starts around 6000 years ago at the time of the earliest known settlement, moving to the Roman era, the middle ages and Dutch Golden Age with the founding and development of the Dutch East India Cmpany.   It then moves to the creation of the polder in the late 1920’s and up to the present day.  Peg made a video of a large portion of it.   
  
 
There is an exhibit displaying the archaeological findings from the earliest period.   Childen played in a waterworks exhibit, lifting and moving water and boats.  So Dutch!    You walk outside to get to the Batavia, build some 30 years ago and in need of major repairs.  It will be coming out of the water soon and will probably be closed to visitors for several years.   

 

 

 

 
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Viking at Geldese Hout Bridge

Viking at Geldese Hout Bridge, pen and ink , 14.8 cm x 21 cm, 5.9 x 8.3″ 

 

 

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Churches in Delft and Haarlem in pen and ink

July 15, 2019
 
Delft is a lovely small town, with two superb large churches.  This is the Nieuwe (New) Kerk.  

 

Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

 
For a mere 3 euros you can have a coke and draw the church in Haarlem’s main square.

 

 

St Bavo, in the main square of Haarlem

 

 

 

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Muiden Castle, water color

Muiden is a small town near Weesp.  It’s castle protected the entrance to Amsterdam from the southeast.  There’s a large lock controlling entrance to the Vecht River where the moated castle is located.  

 

Muiden Castle, Amsterdam’s protection, water color, 8 x 8″, 20 cm x 20 cm on Arches paper