Meeting of the portrait-artists club ''En Profil.''
Bijgewerkt: jan 5
November 3, 2019
One of the nice features of this club is that its members are from almost
every province of Holland. The club sometimes organises festivities or
minicons wich means that we draw together, and inspire and teach each
other. Those minicons are also attained by befriended non-members that
live in various countrys such as Belgium, Spain, Great Brittain, Austria.
Last month, many members of our club attained a minicon at Brighton
Great Brittain, were they have met other caricaturists from Great Brittain.
But here I write about our meeting with the regular Dutch members.
In the tram I met accidently two new members from Rotterdam,
the main port of Holland. Those two new members Jeffrey de Bruin and
Frank Stoks have discovered recently the joy of portraying people in a
public setting. Not only that but they have a new approach;
( that is also very old and forgotten) they ask people on the street if they
want to pose, after the drawing is made they can choose to buy it or not.
They use new techniques like drawing realistic style on big, real life format
paper spread out flat on the pavement. Jeffrey de Bruin has a background
of Urban Sketching, that is a worldwide network of people who draw life
in city's, countrysides with people or anything as a subject.
Jan had made delicious pumpkin-soup and two terrific apple pies with
apples from the yard of a friend and nuts and a good crust. One of the
subjects of the meeting was our cooperation with the organisation
'' Drawing for children.'' We had been drawing portraits of visitors at
Walk Art Park in Zeist to promote this organisation. Other subjects were
the new members, how are mutual website is going,
the annual Montmartre festival in Eindhoven.
After the meeting I talked to Thijs who lives in the province of Overijssel.
I told him how I went there camping and how I love the countryside in
Weerselo/ Overijssel wich turned out to be very near to were he lives.
He told me about his visits to The Hague, my residence.
After a gig he returned straight home by motorcycle, this way he never
learned to know the beauty of other countrysides in Holland besides his own
The thought came up to offer him the possibility for the next occasion
to sleep in one of my brand new guest-beds. Oh No! not, I thought.
He has been working in my province, that means the client preferred
his style, or they could not find me quick enough in the search results.
Both can be signs of lower achievements of undersigned.
Sometimes portrait-artists together make me think of a Harry Potter film;
a combination of horror and fun.