Netherlands is well known for tulips, wooden- shoes , bikes, canals and the famous windmills. It was home to many famous writers, scholars and artist such as: Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Hals, Mondrian, Peter Paul Rubbens, but my favorite would have to be Johannes Vermeer- who did "The Girl with the Pearl Earring". But with all this information; I wanted to stay true to my character and chose my subject matter to be architecturally influenced. I found this amazing building in Hilversum-"Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid". Which means the Dutch institute for Sound &Vision. It is a cubed shaped building; 5 floor above ground and 5 floors below. The building holds the national broadcasting archives and its glass covered exterior is breathtaking. The actual glass has pictures of different shows-like multiple TV screens with every changing channels (follow this link to learn more : http://dutchdesign.submarinechannel.com/?p=415
Front of Card
This was done with watercolors and paint markers.
The Neutelings Riedjik Architectural firm designed the building
as well several other famous building throughout the world-They
submitted a plan for the WTC Memorial, but currently the US project
they are working on is at the Art Museum in Cincinnati , Ohio.
Back of Card
I know I just wrote to you, but I just remembered something about
Austria. The night you were going to supper with your Friends, you mentioned
you hope Franceso did not bring Pierre with her. Hope this helps.
Oh Yea! when I left Belgium last month I stopped off in Hilversum,
Netherlands-Visited the Dutch Institute for Sound & Vision.
Amazing "cubism" architecture!!
Background has windmill stamped images and Lindy blue mist over it (that's why blurry)
Page in Book
Used several images of tulips, Dutch wood shoes and
image of the "Girl with the Pearl Earring" all downloaded
from the Internet- The windmills are done with Prismacolored
pencils, sky is watercolors and canal is mixture of both.
Once again I had a blast venturing to a new land-Now off to have
an arting weekend with my friends.