De Hofvijver – 20-03-20
A unique situation: everybody all around the world at home and as to me: I got nothing to do except for painting and sketching but hey that is what we artists do all the time. So I do not feel like in a lock-down, even though all dinner parties and drinks with friends are postponed. Now you feel what artists feel!
Busy during the daytime with my new Frida Kahlo painting I fill the evenings with drawing. I browsed through my reference pictures and I remember saving this one I took of De Hofvijver (The Court’s Pond) at The Hague. I liked doing an impressionistic one again, keeping a rather rough edge.
I put a simple philosophy down for you: Light is life, a virus only survives in the dark. Light is creation and is contrary to all things obscure. Light is life and I hope the luminescence in this one is conducive to the evaporation of the Corona shadow.
Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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