Drawings

Impressionistic landscape graphite pencil drawing

Estate ‘Reigersbergen’ – 16-05-20

These Corona days I wander about the region like I am used to. Nothing changed in this respect and I am more than happy that we in The Netherlands have at least some freedom of movement and that the end of our ‘intelligent lock down’ is in sight

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cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing with solarisation

Roundism – 27-04-20

The next drawing in my solarized roundism series. It forms a transition from my previous abstracted cubist geometry towards a crossover to realism and surrealism. Like in previous ones I inverted some of the tonal values whereas in other parts they are kept realistic.

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realistic graphite pencil drawing of a protestant church

Beek – 24-04-20

Sometimes cementeries can be fun, especially when they are old and situated near old churches and trees in the midst of Beek, Gelderland, Netherlands.

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surrealist graphite pencil drawing of a woman

Clara – 24-04-20

Some time ago on Instagram I saw a beautiful woman showing a seated position of herself. I asked her for permission to draw her and decided to employ only my solarization effects of late.

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Impressionistic landscape graphite pencil drawing

Valkenlaagte – 09-04-20

On my extensive trips I sometimes come across specific spots of beauty and in this case not accidentally. I saw a great mansion ‘for sale’ at the Valkenlaagte and I am sure I cannot buy it on short notice.

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Impressionistic landscape graphite pencil drawing

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.

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cubistic landscape graphite pencil drawing

Voorlinden – 06-04-20

A rather quick sketch of the manor ‘Voorlinden’ at Wassenaar, Netherlands, in which I skipped the hatched strokes and concentrated on the roundish shapes in the trees.

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impressionist landscape graphite pencil drawing

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.

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Cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

Roundism – 31-03-20 (sold)

In my last drawing ‘Roundism – 29-03-20’ I employed the technique of solarisation again. It turned out to be a rather realistic one and so I decided to do another one more abstract.

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cubist landscape graphite pencil drawing

Veere – 26-03-20

After my walkabout through Veere I got back to the parking lot when I saw mill ‘De Koe’ just outside the historical centre. My mind was not fixed on any style but Leo Gestel’s depiction of olive groves at Mallorca weakly lingered at the back of my head.

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cubist cityscape graphite pencil drawing

Veere – 24-03-20

These unusual times cause people to search for new ways to keep their minds busy. Some told me they binge watch or take virtual tours online, others turn to books still waiting for them. As an artist I just turn to what I do best for all these years: drawing and painting.

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impressionistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

De Hofvijver – 20-03-20

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.

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Roundism – 16-03-20

Since Corona has brought a new reality and forces so many countries to lock down, there is nothing much left for me but to teach some of the students that have the guts to show up and in the evenings I spend my time drawing and painting. But hey, the life of an artist always looks that way.

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Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Roundism – 10-03-20

The Corona virus roams around Planet Earth and holds everyone tightly in its grip. Everybody stays put and I almost feel suffering from a locked-in syndrom, with no particular place to go and the only expression I can make is through the tip of my pencil and teaching the students that will come.

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Roundism – 20-02-20

This day I got warned by a Reddit group moderator to tag my art work as ‘NSFW’ (Not Safe For Work). That almost exclusively means ‘including nude’: as if one should look at social media or nudity when working at all! Who gets this idea?

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Surrealistic portrait graphite pencil drawing

The premonition of Bettie Page – 08-02-20

My painting ‘The Restoration of Bettie Page’ heads for its final stage of completion. It just feels right to announce the birth of this painting by someone special and who else could do that better than High Priestess herself: Julia Filament?

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