In this one I started hatching up the paper with diagonal strokes like always when the motif is very dark. I did not wanted to rub them out like I am use to but quite like the hatched impression and it reminded me to the beginning of my cubist works like in ‘Round Cubism – 14-08-14’.
As you may know I often wander about and astray through landscapes I have never been before or in this particular case I know all too well. Batenburg is not far away from Nijmegen, where I was born and raised and upon my word it is a quite pittoresque village along the river Maas.
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.