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vrijdag 30 mei 2014

Wolder under a dark sky

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The rain stopped, but the clouds did not want to leave yet. These Dutch skies give a special effect, already the painters of the Golden Age knew this. Fuzzy and diffuse, mysterious sometimes, which makes the wildflowers even more attractive, and the cattle in the meadows more wonderful. For the best result go to YouTube: Wolder under a grey sky

donderdag 29 mei 2014

dripping border walk

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Under a constant dripping sky, not real rain, and dark clouds, I explored the Dutch-Belgian border once more, and saw the green has become full grown, like summerish… Walked along this side, turned in Veldwezelt (Belgium) and walked back over Vroenhoven to see all the beautiful flora of the area. For YouTube quality go to: dripping border walk

woensdag 28 mei 2014

Andalucia trips

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For 10 years I lived in Spain, the most southern part: Andalucia; more precise: in the Malaga province and not far from the touristic Costa del Sol. Wonderful years, in a wonderful environment and in between this easy attitude which the people here have. In those years I saw a lot, discovered a lot, and this compilation is what is left of these discovers. For YouTube go to: Andalucia trips

maandag 26 mei 2014

Before the showers


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Rain was promised; thunder & lightning, so I took an early walk, but nothing happened; just a threatening sky, while I walked through Wolder, over Susserweg and through the field, taking snapshots of all what looked interesting today. Happy viewing. YouTube, see: before the showers

vrijdag 23 mei 2014

Amsterdam studio

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Where I lived from april 1986 until november 1996, and worked, did some of my larges projects ever in this studio of over 5 meters high and 90 square meters surface. The perfect working place in the green heart of Amsterdam- North; Nieuwendam, not far from cafe het Sluisje, where the whole neighborhood celebrated their weekends. For YouTube result go to: Amsterdam studio

woensdag 21 mei 2014

De Hoge Fronten, Maastricht

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Once Maastricht was an important and strategic fortress, and remains are still there. One of them is this: De Hoge Fronten, now a nature reserve and walkers paradise, with lots of rare wild plants and animals,; like the most northern habitat of the lizard in Europe. For the best quality go to YouTube: De Hoge Fronten, Maastricht

dinsdag 20 mei 2014

Amsterdam projects

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I lived in Amsterdam from april 1986 till november 1996, worked as an artist, but also organized a lot of exhibitions, festivals, etc… This is a photo compilation of the work I did in those years, with an exhibition (together with Anneke Peereboom) in the Open Haven Museum, het Over het IJ festival, and lots more. For the best performance go to YouTube: Amsterdam projects

zondag 18 mei 2014

One afternoon in Liege

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The city of Galler chocolate, near the Dutch Limburgian border, but French speaking part of Belgium. Liege is an industrial city, but also the old residence of the Prince-Bisshop, who even ruled Maastricht for a while. At present it is one of the areas larges shopping centers. For YouTube quality go to: Un apres-midi a Liege

vrijdag 16 mei 2014

Campagne, Biesland, Wolder

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3 urbanizations of Maastricht, near to the Belgian border in the south part of the town. One of the most green urban areas in the Netherlands. Only Campagne is built at the end of last century, the other two are former villages, came to Maastricht during the "all-has-to-become-bigger" policy, while a very intelligent Archimedes once said: "If someone shouts for help in the town center, and will not be heard at the gate, that town is too big" For YouTube result: Campagne, Biesland, Wolder

donderdag 15 mei 2014

Belgian walk

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A walk over Belgian soil; first shopping in Vroenhoven, but following the Roman Heir road to the end of the village, and coming back rounding it along the back-side. And after that a D-tour to the pharmacy, walking through the fields of Vroenhoven and Veldwezelt. For the best result go to YouTube: Belgian walk

woensdag 14 mei 2014

A young artist

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A photo-video-compilation from long ago. My early artist life, living in the US and the Netherlands. Traveling around to sell my work, and organizing the first exhibitions. For the best quality, go to YouTube: a young artist

dinsdag 13 mei 2014

cats & dogs

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A video compilation of cat and dogs photos; all pets I had in the past. Funny and cute. Watch this! and even more at YouTube: cats & dogs

zondag 11 mei 2014

from Kultuur-Fabriek

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Not just a walk home, but with a mission. I visited the Botanical Garden to see how much is blooming already after so much and early sunshine. I had to see the printer because I want to print some of my digital artworks in a numbered edition, and sell them on behalf of Kultuur-Fabriek. Half way it started to rain, and we are not used to that anymore in this part of the world ;) For YouTube quality see: from Kultuur-Fabriek

zaterdag 10 mei 2014

Liquid digitals 2

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See "Liquid digitals"; the l;art one I uploaded. And for the best result go to YouTube: Liquid digitals 2

dinsdag 6 mei 2014

Liquid digitals

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Compilation video of digital prints, using Adobe CS 5 and self-developed filters, which explain the "special effects" These prints are for sale in artist quality, numbered and hand signed. For the best video quality visit YouTube: liquid digitals

maandag 5 mei 2014

Wild Wolderfield

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The wild Spring surroundings of where I live; on the edge of borderland the Netherlands-Belgium, at the crossing of ancient paths, and the unique soil of marl and loess gives flora a change that you won't find anywhere else. It is a rich landscape, cultured alright, but with such a beauty that it is one of those places to must visit; For YouTube quality got to: wild Wolderfield

zondag 4 mei 2014

Landscapes

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Video compilation of a series of mixed media art works, using photography, drawing, Adobe software and self-developed filters to create these "landscapes" The originals are for sale in a numbered edition, on artist-quality paper and hand-signed by me. For an optimum viewing result, see YouTube: Landscapes

zaterdag 3 mei 2014

Wild flower walk

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Just an afternoon walk in de surroundings, looking for the rare plants that grow in this area; even some you won't find no-where else in the world. That is because of the unique soil construction of marl and loess. The harvest is still mild, but will grow when coming closer to Summer. For the best view go to YouTube: wild flower walk

vrijdag 2 mei 2014

Valkenburg at the river Geul


An old town, dominated by the castle on top of the ridge. You see it when entering by train; the station as a fairy tale mansion. That is what Valkenburg wanted to be in the early last century; a refuge for tourists in a dedicated landscape, a romantic scenery for those to visit.


It is a short walk towards the town center, passing statues, and old belongings from a not even over past. A poem of the Limburgian poet Jan Hanlo: “ It was half five in the morning in April. I walked, and whistled the St. Louis Blues. But I whistled it my own way. And while whistling I thought: Should my whistle be as the song of a big thrush. And see, after some time my whistling of the St. Louis Blues was like the song of the big thrush: turdus viscivorus.”


Such old buildings slanting alongside the streets, the roads that lead the tourists, the visitors to all what the town has to offer; a pear tree grows spread up and along the wall, embraces the house and bewares it from falling.


The Geul, the river, cuts the center in two; people lived here for ages alongside the once stinking water, and it still smells on warm days, when the sun vaporizes, and also charming, romancing anyone who leans over, wonder about the sculptures on private bridges, greeting the fishermen in high boots trying to catch the trout that has its hunting ground here.


It is full of terraces; one can see where this village is still meant for: to please, and make sure you leave your money on food and drinks, and the countless attractions. But it is also a beautiful place as long as tourists are not fading the surroundings, not blocking the view at the mighty scenery of old and new, and mingle the sometimes almost faded commercial paintings; restored for nostalgic purposes.



Heaven on a quite day like this, when most chairs are still empty, no jams for the Cauberg, the holy Dutch mount of cycling. Here is too much to see for one day; to much Kitsch as cheap attractions, luring those who fall for it; one can still find the pearls that are still there. Just enjoy a day walking through Valkenburg at the Geul.















donderdag 1 mei 2014

Fantasies

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A compilation video of single digital art works. For this series I mainly used Adobe software and a set of self developed filters, which give the most crazy effects. Enjoy, and enjoy even more on YouTube: Fantasies