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.
A commissioned piece done in an impressionistic style with lots of clairobscur. I had to come up with a solution for depicting his pale skin hues and still rendering them too unsaturated.
Did this one for a Chinese collector who wanted to have a copy the same pastel from 2012 which he acquired as well. The Chinese are into realistic western art nowadays.
A commissionary pastel for a lady from Belgium.
A commission piece done in an impressionistic style with lots of clairobscur. I liked doing the blue in the hair at the left top side, showing the blue sky just outside the window.
A small park just around the corner where I sometimes wander about. I was struck by the light through the trees and the atmospheric depth.
A more cubistic pastel drawing of Meyendel, following the previous ones. I like this ones better because I dared to put the cubes through the branches so the drawing becomes fragmented.
Another pastel drawing I made at Meyendel in the dunes just outside The Hague. Being the first drawing after my graphite pencil drawing ‘Meyendel 2 – 12-06-14’ I wanted something different.
This is the pastel drawing of the prestudy I made in graphite a month before. I like the sun that sets not underneath the horizon but in a window somewhere in a cityscape.
Bettie Page became a sweet taste in my mouth so I rendered her in pastel in reds and greens.