impressionistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

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De Hofvijver – 20-03-20 (sold)


A unique situation: everybody all around the world at home and as to me: I got nothing to do except for painting and sketching but hey that is what we artists do all the time. So I do not feel like in a lock-down, even though all dinner parties and drinks with friends are postponed. Now you feel what artists feel!

De Hofvijver

Busy during the daytime with my new Frida Kahlo painting I fill the evenings with drawing. I browsed through my reference pictures and I remember saving this one I took of De Hofvijver (The Court’s Pond) at The Hague. I liked doing an impressionistic one again, keeping a rather rough edge.

Light is Life

I put a simple philosophy down for you: Light is life, a virus only survives in the dark. Light is creation and is contrary to all things obscure. Light is life and I hope the luminescence in this one is conducive to the evaporation of the Corona shadow.

Click here to read about the sale of this artwork to an American collector.


Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm – A4 format)

Artist: Corné Akkers