I delved into some pictures of tours I took last year and found one appealing picture of the Grote Kerk at Veere, Zeeland, Netherlands. Too early for trees to show leafs but the light already brings the promise of Spring. I kept the drawing rather sketchy, especially in the background. By that I managed to keep the Grote Kerk towering over Veere rather airy. Consequently the bare tree in the foreground contrasts the church more than in my graphite pencil drawing Rijswijk – 04-12-15. The latter was meant to create a rhythym of straight and curved lines entwined with lesser need to suggest depth. This one needed more though. Both drawings show the branches with a touch of roundism styling. On the other hand the cobblestones turned out rather impressionistic for some reason.
These unusual times cause people to search for new ways to keep their minds busy. Some told me they binge watch or take virtual tours online, others turn to books still waiting for them. As an artist I just turn to what I do best for all these years: drawing and painting. I feel blessed that what I usually do (makeing) still is the core business I can continue. Selling art is a different story though. I hope there will still be a market for my works of art in times of lockdowns and fear for the pandemic.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 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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