The Hague Golf & Country club (2014), at Wassenaar Netherlands

The Hague Golf & Country club (2014), at Wassenaar Netherlands


An impressionistic view on the driving lane of the golf and country club at Wassenaar done in pastel. The road turned into one big light show at the end of autumn.


On invitation by one of my students I visited The Hague Golf & Country Club at Wassenaar, where I saw this lovely driving lane during autumn. It look as if the scene was set on fire by beautiful autumn colours. Of course the sun atributed its part by casting great light sideway into the leaves. I strongly thought of Pissarro when I made this impressionistic pastel, creating more like a blur of leaves after the fashion of great impressionism.


Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (50 x 65 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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