Model session @ Rotterdam – 16-10-17

Model session @ Rotterdam - 16-10-17


A 15 min. sketch I made yesterday during a live model session at Rotterdam. It was the first time I used Pastelmat by Clairefontaine. I liked it a lot. I allowed me to lay big planes of Schmincke pastel layers like I use to do on velours paper but then I was able to put some more on top in order to get rich colour flavoured patches. The model was a Cypriotic woman with amber skin hues and so I was inspired to get a rather expressionist, almost fauvist look. I even added some more layers today since I got some more suitable colours like the purples back home.


Pastel drawing on Clairefontaine Pastemal paper (30 x 40 x 0.1 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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About corneakkers

1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. I employ a variety of styles that all have one thing in common: the ever search for the light on phenomena and all the shadows and light planes they block in. My favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. It is not the form or the theme that counts but the way planes of certain tonal quality vary and block in the lights. Colours are relatively unimportant and can take on whatever scheme. It is the tonal quality that is ever present in my work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. I combine figurative work with the search for abstraction because neither in extremo can provide the desired art statement the public expects from an artist. Besides all that, exaggeration and deviation is the standard and results in a typical use of a strong colour scheme and a hugh tonal bandwith, in order to create art that, when the canvas or paper would be torn into pieces, in essence still would be recognizable.

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