MUTS

Illustrations & Sketches

Limburg...'Where in the bronze-green oak '

'Waar in 't bronsgroen eikenhout' (Where in the bronze-green oak) is the official Limburg anthem. This 1909 poem by teacher Krekelberg was purposely used to portray Limburg as part of the Netherlands. Before that time, Limburg had many German and French (Maastricht) influences.

Limburg excels in its beautiful nature, beautiful rolling hills and the various rivers and streams give the various regions extra shine. The Meuse also plays an important role in this, if only because of the transport of materials by boat. Recreation is possible on the Maasplassen, walking and cycling through the flat land, but also through the Heuvelland. In spring and summer, many terraces are full of locals and tourists from home and abroad. Welcome to Limburg!


Heather in bloom
Brunssummerheide
Brunssummerheide

Spending an afternoon on the heath sketching is a favorite moment for me. The painting is already prepared by nature. The peace, the smell and the serinity is fantastic.

technique: pen & ink / watercolor


Hikers during an autumn walk
Hilleshagen
Hilleshagen

I have already made several sketches and paintings of landscapes in the fall. If it is up to me, there will be many more.

technique: pen & ink / watercolor


Heather in bloom
Brunssummerheide
Brunssummerheide

Here's another picture of sketching on the heath.

technique: pen & ink / watercolor


Horse in the snow during the winter
Thorn
Horse in wintertime near Thorn

I saw this horse standing in a winter pasture near Thorn. While the sun was slowly setting, I saw the most beautiful moment arise for a sketch.

technique: pen & ink / watercolor


Grape harvest in Waterval
near Ulestraten
Grape harvest in Ulestraten

Good viticulture is also practiced in Limburg. Beautiful wines with a fresh aftertaste from the soil of our province.

technique: pen & ink / watercolor


Lock at the Frankenhof mill
near Vaals
Church in Savoie

This small lock is located in the Zieversbeek, near Vaals. I noticed it during a walk and immediately thought of a sketch because of the most charming composition.

technique: pen & ink / watercolor

Full and warm colors during autumn

near Epen

We regularly walk through nature. Especially in autumn it is a pleasure to walk through the Heuvelland. The smell of the moist forest and the beautiful warm colors of the plants and trees are very pleasant to enjoy.

technique: pen & ink / watercolor


Country road during a walk
Bemelen
Lavender field

Kruissteenstraat, actually more of a wide path, between Bemelen and Terblijt.

technique: pencil


Horse in the meadow
Vijlen
Horse in a meadow near Vijlen

This (work) horse lay down as if it wanted to keep posing for my sketch.

technique: pencil


Sheep in the mud
Rott
Church in Savoie

This sheep lay, on a patch of muddy ground, well away from the herd.

technique: pencil


Seen from the Kneijkuilerweg
Bingelrade
Church in Savoie

Sometimes you drive somewhere by car and you notice a beautiful part of the landscape.

technique: pencil

Asparagus season

Northern part of Limburg

In early spring, people and especially restaurateurs look forward to the period when this white golden vegetable can be cut out of the ground. It's asparagus season again!

technique: pencil / watercolor