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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Music and musicians, André Rieu, Sirkka Jalava

A quick sketch with charcoal of the Dutchman André Rieu. He is a conductor who travels all over the world with his big orchester and solists playing the most beautiful music.  On their repetoir there is  is classic, beautiful, romantic music. You can if you will listen to him in YouTube of cause. He plays violin too.


Made this with charcoal on Fabriano A3 paper. Quickly.

15 comments:

  1. Your sketch is right on and you did it with Charcoal. Awesome! I have all his music cds and videos. Lovely music.

    Look up my hubbys relative his name is Rommy Henstra Rommy - En Steeds Weer Huil Je (R.I.P. Rommy

    on Youtube. It is in Dutch but you may beable to translate it. Sirkka let me know. He has since died but his son Tjeerd sings and has cds.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvF-1MDRFgM


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    1. Oh, wonderful, you listen to his music too! It is lovel music, I agree.I will go and listen to Rommy Henstra Rommy, I will tell you later. You have many relatives who are musicians, I see. First out were your grandson, who is playing piano so good.That is great.

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    2. Not to forget your granddaughter either! I have listened Rommy and Tjeerd. they sing good and are glad and good entertainer, tempting to move and dance. They seem to be positiv persons. Nice!

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  2. A lovely, sensitive portrait Sirkka and it works so well in the monochrome charcoal. I have heard of Rieu, but not bought his CD, but I will listen on You Tube and then maybe buy one.

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    1. Thank you, Jez! I am glad you like the portrait of Rieu. I listen to him on YouTube too, I have long lists of musicians who I listen to now and then.

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  3. Sirakka here is my Granddaughter playing and singing . I have know idea where she is playing at. She sings so many places. I cannot keep track of her.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0uQ0Z2JjjA I guess you will have to just copy and paste it to see her on Youtube. She is in University to be a school teacher so she does here and there singing and playing when she can but now she is working in summer . She is a busy young lady. Her name is Melissa Timgren.

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    1. She seems to be very buzy. They are so lovely and talented sister and brother! Wow! I have listened to them both and even saved on my music lists, so I dont loose them. I am sure you are so proud of them!

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  4. She is singing at home with her brother playing a guitar.

    Warrior - Melissa Timgren (Demi Lovato Cover) - YouTube

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    1. Yes, I heard them. You have wonderful grandchildren, so talented.

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  5. Now I see brother is singing now. . My Grandkids are sure butterflys in the world.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga20hO_uXRw

    Derek Timgren Melissa's brother.

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    1. I listened to him alone too. Great! Butterflys in the world, it is no harm with it. I believe they are working seriously.

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  6. Beautiful drawing! Such wonderful capture of expression!

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    1. Thank you Lynn! I am glad you like him. I wanted to draw to day.

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  7. Lovely sketch of him. Our public broadcasting has aired several of his concerts on tv and I always enjoy them.

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    1. Thank you Joan! He really has enjoyable music!

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