A commissionary piece. The girl has natural blonde hair, alabaster skin and blue eyes. It goes without saying that it was senseless to put her in full daylight. I let her sit for me ‘contrejour’ so the light from behind would be shattered through her blonde hair like through a prisma.
Model sketching time again. My mind was occupied with many other projects but live model sketching always has priority. Whereas skecthing often is called the primary process, live model sketching I consider to be primus inter pares.
A quick sketch in pastel and charcoal after I completed my graphite pencil drawing ‘Wijk bij Duurstede – 20-05-19’ this evening.
Olympia – 22-03-19 Before last Tuesday’s model session I thought of a great pose I instructed to my model. It showed great triangular forms while her body would form […]
Model session – 14-02-19 Last session with my model I wanted to have her pose a little bit more risqué but counterbalance it by keeping the hatched strokes rather […]
Last Thursday it was time for my regular model to sit for me in my studio. I keep a clean blanket for her she can sit on.
Julia -28-08-18 Yesterday I had famous dancer and choreographer Julia Gómez Avilés over to pose for me. She dances and teaches in Guangzhou, China and is touring now through […]
Model session @ Leidschendam – 14-05-18 A classic model study I did yesterday at Leidschendam, Netherlands. I used two strong LED lamps to light the model from both sides […]
A pastel of a treescape at Royal estate ‘De Horsten’ at Wassenaar, Netherlands. This one I did last Saturday for a group of pastel students and limited myself to appromixately 2 hours, synchronizing to the time span of the pastel workshop, in order for them to relate to a quick build-up without throwing too much details like leaves and branches.
Roundism – 18-01-18 Based on my previous graphite drawing ‘Roundism – 11-01-18’ I made this one in pastel, allowing me to study the female body covered in oil. I […]