From 1872 till 1880 he lives in Amersfoort. Then his family moves to Winterswijk. He father teach him the first drawing technics. Also his uncle, Frits Mondriaan, teaches him.
From this time are 2 drawings with country sights, a country sight with a church, ships by moonlight and a dog.
In the beginning of his painting Mondriaan painted classic paintings. A few of them you see here above.