Surrealist graphite pencil drawing

The Venus of The Hague – 24-06-20

Next move on my Venus trail. I decided to do another surrealist one or is it? I put in some of my earlier themes like ‘singarity’, ‘the golden ratio’ and combine them with ‘the collapse of the wave function’.

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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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impressionist cityscape graphite pencil drawing promotion

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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