I’ve decided to start posting a few random drawings from my travel sketchbooks each day. These drawings were done on location in The Netherlands. They are not necessarily designs for paintings, but more of a personal record in word and picture of my own experiences as I travel. Some will undoubtedly end up as painting reference.
In Giethoorn Netherlands, sometimes called Holland’s “Green Venice,” the houses sit on little islands separated by a series of long narrow canals. Vonders, or footbridges allow residents to get to their houses.
Sometimes the homes with thatched reed roofs would have a tiny cook house out to the side which had a little cook stove and tile roof. They say this was much safer than cooking in the main house due to the possibility of the reeds catching fire.
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