These Corona days I wander about the region like I am used to. Nothing changed in this respect and I am more than happy that we in The Netherlands have at least some freedom of movement. Besides that the end of our ‘intelligent lock down’ is in sight. Soon I can start to teach but first draw this one. I was attracted by the slanted angular structures of the willow trees that suit quite my opposite hatched strokes quite nicely. It represents a spot close to where I live, called ‘Estate Reigersbergen’.
In the distance the treeline belongs to Huis Ten Bosch, where king Willem-Alexander van Oranje-Nassau and his family reside. This estate ‘Reigersbergen’ is one of my favorite spots in The Hague and has all a man could wish for, woodlands, pastures, cows, forests and parks. It is just around the corner to where I live.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B & Conté graphite pencil 4B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers