Drawings of everyday life

Archive for July, 2011

One year ago today I started drawing

On July 15th 2010 I picked up my pencil and started drawing again since I was a teenager. Last weeks I did draw a lot together with my 9-year-old daughter for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party.
Michael Scholl for JKPP by Barien (9 years)Michael Scholl for JKPP
Neil Davidson by Barien (9 years) for JKPPNeil Davidson for JKPP
Julia Kay by Barien (9 years) for JKPPJulia Kay for JKPP


Drawing horses

Sylvia en the horses
Sylvia draws her horses / S. tekent haar paarden
I went to visit a friend I know for 42 years. I spent a lot of time with her and her parents when I was a school kid. She is now teaching Dutch to foreigners in creative ways. After talking a lot, we went to draw her horses. First close to these large animals. But then it started to rain and we went sit in the car. We were so far away, that we couldn’t see the horses clearly anymore and started to draw each other. Though I didn’t see her a lot the last 25 years, her face is still so familiar. A mixture of how I know her as a child and the face of her mother, back then.
Sylvia's horse

About money

Last week I bought a new box of ink cartridges for my fountain pen. Five cartridges cost € 2.50. I realised again that drawing gives a lot of pleasure and doesn’t cost much.