And so it came to be that I was attending to a wine tasting. It was organized by Jan-Wieger Eikema of the Bourgognespecialist (Burgundy specialist). He is the son of a student of mine and a promising entrepreneur who turned his life around, just like I have done in the past. Now he follows his heart and therefore decided to materialize his passion for wines into a business of his own. His selection of wines I would call impeccable. It was a lovely wine tasting session.
Struck by the back lighting I thought it would be great to do a realistic drawing once more. On the whole I felt I had to relax for a while after my search for Kadinsky-like symbolism. That one resulted in my graphite pencil drawing ‘Roundism – 11-01-20’, being the prestudy for a commissioned oil painting. I did not feel like starting that one right away and therefor set my mind to some variation. After all, my cubist and roundistic art works kept piling up and a change of food makes food. Once in a while it is fun to explore the depths of realism. It is not an artistic search though but the practise of sheer craft. Nevertheless it is elementry to keep on practising and a great escape when you find yourself clueless as an artist.
I decided to keep a rough edge rather that to fine detail too much. In fact the lighting was the primary thing I set out to do this one in the first place. In this particular case the table and window were grateful reasons to celebrate the play of light and dark. The persons blocking the light did not need much detailing anyway. In order to recognize them only the light and absence of light needed depiction. Last but not least I liked the light reflections in the wine glasses. I erazed them with just some little strokes, creating a maximum effect.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 14.8 x 0.1 cm – A5 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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