drawings

Marlot – 11-04-20

Last year this time around Spring I started a series of small graphite pencil landscapes, one per day. I finished my last Bettie Page painting some time ago, started a new project ( Frida Kahlo), the Corona crises came apparent and my art teachings came to a sudden end. Crash-bang-wallop!

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Oosterbeek – 07-04-20

Oosterbeek – 07-04-20

I always find it difficult to draw an impressionistic blossom tree without falling back to depict branches and the blossom in a rather symbolic or linear way. High up the tree blossoms tend to show the same values as the sky and thefore only differ colourwise. Using only black and white makes it only more difficult and that is why I spend more time on this one than the previous drawing.

I exaggerated the white in the blossom a little bit whereas I drew a couple of more branches in order to avoid ending up with an amorphous tree in a hybrid play of light and dark around it. I think now the tree showss enough depth of field now. It is a beautiful tree by the way, standing in Oosterbeek Park, near Clingendael, The Hague, Netherlands.

Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Winsor & Newton paper (14.8 x 10.5 x 0.1 cm – A6 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers

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Voorlinden – 05-04-20

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.