A view on The Hatert Meres, near Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. The emphasis lies on the reflection of the trees in the water. The Hatert Meres (Hatertse Vennen) are situated close to where I was born. Crowded with marshes, pines and sand dunes it is a place of wonder. I made a series out of these of which some are in China, the U.S. and the Netherlands right now. This is one of the pastels I liked to do back in 2013 when I was still practising my hached strokes style which I previously employed to nudes. I always have liked water reflections because they are so rewarding in recognizing water. The strong complementary colour mix orange / blue did the rest.
Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (50 x 65 x 0.01 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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