Monday, September 11, 2017

Mestreech & Lîdje. The Light of Maastricht and Liège painted by Nop Briex.

Mestreech & Lîdje. The Light of Maastricht and Liège painted.

When I visit Maastricht in the Netherlands or Liège in Belgium, I'm always excited like a little child. Located along the river Maas, surrounded by mining spoil tips and sloping Ardennes foothills they are exciting with their vibrant urban life, each with its own home-brewed infrastructure and local language. The day and night light, reflected by the hills and river, affects the mood of their residents and lightens up the cities in an almost apocalyptic atmosphere. Whether the weather is sunny, rainy or it’s a overcast day, the cities always resonate differently with their specific characteristic sounds, scents and colours.

On my journeys to Maastricht, Liège and the surrounding green patched areas of Eijsden and Visé, I painted on location (en plein air) as well as in my home studio after a day of photographing with the memory’s afterglow. I’m convinced that this great hard cover book with 112 semi-gloss thick pages filled with great paintings from my hand invites you to see those great cosy places where I have been painting.

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Open Monuments Day 2017

My plein air paintings made during Open Monuments Day at Country Estate Poelwijk in Gendt (Gelderland).

Venice in oil

Some Venice oils on card board, canvas board and wood panel.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Le Moulin de la Galette Vincent van Gogh like painting

Like Vincent van Gogh I painted a scene of the Moulin de la Galette, based on a black-white photo. "The Gathering at the Moulin de la Galette", by Nop Briex. Oil on MDF.

Briex copying a Vincent van Gogh portrait painting by John Peter Russell

After years of scientific and historic research the portrait painting of Vincent van Gogh, oil painted in 1886 by John Peter Russell is finally repainted by Nop Briex in acrylic with Van Gogh's exact head shape and right look.
The grand showdown took place a little while ago...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

HMS Belfast and Piccadilly Circus painting

Paintings made during my visit to London in 2015 in perfect Summer weather conditions. HMS Belfast on the Thames and Piccadilly Circus... Acrylics on pnale 50x40cm

Une jour á Liège et Visé

"Union Nautique de Liége" acrylic on panel, 50x40cm

RCNV Royal Centre Nautique de Visé, acrylic on panel 50x40cm

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Late November at the Our Lady Square Maastricht

"Late November at the Our Lady Square", Maastricht. Oil painting on wood panel, 50x40cm.
"Eind november op het Onze Lieve Vrouweplein", Maastricht. Olieverf op paneel, 50x40cm.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Vastelaovend in beeld" art exposition in Blerick - Venlo

Art exposition about the theme carnival. Works made by amateur paint and sculpture artists. Two of Nop Briex are now on display in Blerick until November 18, 2016. Both paintings are based on historic pieces of Edouard Monet and Eugène Delacroix.

Kunstexpositie met het thema carnaval. Werken gemaakt door amateurschilders en beeldhouders. Twee werken van Nop Briex worden momenteel in 't Raodhoes te Blerick tentoongesteld tot en met 18 november 2016. Beide schilderijen zijn geïnspireerd op historische werken van Edouard Monet en Eugène Delacroix.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

"Sleeping vulcanos, sugar cane, lettuce and green beans" Vallée du Paradis, Mauritius

"Sleeping vulcanos, sugar cane, lettuce and green beans", acrylic on wooden panel, 60 x 50 cm. View to Vallée du Paradis, MRU
Mauritius, the old dodo island, still alive and kickin'. Almost the same size as Luxembourg.
It was breathtaking to meet the isle's beautiful mountain ranges, green pastures, and the fields with sugar cane, fresh vegetables and fruits to fuel and feed the Mauritians and tourists. The painting shows the peaks of Pieter Both and La Pouce.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blue Sky Blackpool painting

"Blue Sky Blackpool", acrylic painting on panel, 50 x 40 cm by Nop Briex

Olive trees along Marmari Beach impressionist painting

Olive trees along Marmari Beach, Paxos (Greece). Acrylic on canvas board, 30 x 40 cm. Plein air impressionist paintings by Nop Briex.

The Round Tower, Portsmouth impressionist painting

The Round Tower, Portsmouth (Hampshire). Impressionist painting by Nop Briex. Acrylic on cardboard, 24 x 30 cm

Mevagissey harbour impressionist painting

The Mevagissey harbour in Cornwall at low tie. Impressionist painting by Nop Briex. Acrylic on cardboard, 24 x 30 cm

Friday, May 6, 2016

Quilts hanging out in Lellingen

Quilts hanging out in Lellingen (Luxembourg). Acrylic plein air, 427 x 470 mm during the bi-annual International Quilt Festival Luxembourg in Wëlwerwolz (Wilwerwiltz). Besides the central quilt fair tent in Wilwerwiltz and in several surrounding hamlets and villages beautiful traditional, art and experimental quilts are on display in churches, houses and farm barns.