Hatertse Vennen (Hatert Meres) – 16-05-21

impressionist landscape pastel drawing

It has been a while since I wandered through the Hatert Meres (Hatertse Vennen). In 2014 to be precise. Hatert Meres 09 (2014) was my last pastel of that series but there was one I made two years earlier. When I was browsing in my maps looking for the first one I suddenly found that unfinished one. It was a draft that, how promising it was colorwise, also was a bit of a bore.

Waalsdorpervlakte – 04-05-21 (sold)

impressionist treescape pastel drawing promotion

Last Saturday I came across the outer edge of the Waalsdorpervlakte. By chance I was walking down a small footpath next to the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Nethelands. Suddenly there it was, the motif I was anxiously searching for that day.

Dwy galon, un dyhead – 14-07-20 (sold)

impressionistic cottage pastel drawing

A commissioned piece. I never did a cottage, Usually it is either trees or women. It is often with commissions like these that I come to study things and structures I normally do not draw or paint.

Meyendel – 20-12-15 (sold)

Cubistic treescape pastel drawing

I made a first draft in black and white Conté Carrés but it didn’t work. It stood in my studio for over a year pissing me off. Finallly I knew what to do and was ready to divide space through colourful planes.

Meyendel – 16-02-15 (sold)

Impressionistic treescape pastel drawing

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.

Flowering Trees (2014) (sold)

Impressionistic treescape pastel drawing

Longing for spring makes me post this one. I closely studied Camille Pisarro and saw leaves, blossom transcending into the negative space around it very gradually.