A rather quick sketch of the manor ‘Voorlinden’ at Wassenaar, Netherlands, in which I skipped the hatched strokes and concentrated on the roundish shapes in the trees.
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In these exceptional days of viral mayhem no one expected at the beginning of this year all of a sudden a first beautiful warm day in Spring arrived in The Netherlands. We are not in a complete lockdown here although there are restrictions as to social distancing, washing hands and all that. Nethertheless, I took my chances and at estate ‘Voorlinden’, Wassenaar I kept my distance toward a few others present there keeping their distance too.
This is my third solarized drawing I did since a long time and represents my regular model I know for years.
In November 2018 I started this project after a prestudy in graphite ‘An archeological memory of Bettie Page – 13-11-18’. Since the canvas size of this painting is bigger than the original drawing the balance between main theme (camel, statue and stele) and the negative space around it should show more coherence.
In my last drawing ‘Roundism – 29-03-20’ I employed the technique of solarisation again. It turned out to be a rather realistic one and so I decided to do another one more abstract.
These times I miss my model and look forward to have her over to sit for me again
Not finished yet. Some details to do but my father completed the framing job on my new project ‘The Restoration of Bettie Page (2020)’ (oil on wood panel 85 x 120 cm).
After my walkabout through Veere I got back to the parking lot when I saw mill ‘De Koe’ just outside the historical centre. My mind was not fixed on any style but Leo Gestel’s depiction of olive groves at Mallorca weakly lingered at the back of my head.