Pastels

Expressionistic nude pastel drawing

Nude – 04-03-16 (sold)

A pastel that was lingering about in my studio for years until I completed it. I went for a strong purple / yellow contrast. It’s now with a private collector in China.

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Cubistic treescape pastel drawing

Meyendel – 20-12-15 (sold)

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.

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Impressionistic portrait pastel drawing

Laura – 01-04-15 (sold)

A commission piece done in an impressionistic style with lots of clairobscur. I liked doing the blue in the hair at the left top side, showing the blue sky just outside the window.

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Meyendel – 27-02-15

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.

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expressionistic treescape pastel drawing

Meyendel – 26-02-15

Meyendel is a park to the north of The Hague, near Wassenaar, part dunes, part forest where I like to come often. It is marked by all kinds of trees and especially the pines I love to draw / paint.

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Impressionistic treescape pastel drawing

Meyendel – 16-02-15 (sold)

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.

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cubist treescape pastel drawing promotion

Meyendel – 10-02-15 (sold)

Another pastel drawing I made at Meyendel in the dunes just outside The Hague. Being the first drawing after my graphite pencil drawing ‘Meyendel 2 – 12-06-14’ I wanted something different.

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Cubistic nude pastel drawing

Roundism – 13-01-15

Part of the roundism series. I once was in Amsterdam teaching for an international group of expats and we used an Italian model who posed for us like a still.

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expressionistic nude pastel drawing

Reclining nude – 10-11-14

I was hovering over my regular model and was charmed by this unusual angle. Perhaps you can forgive me when I tell you that I made the pastel from a picture I took that session because otherwise I had to keep my head upside down the whole time.

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Surrealistic nude pastel drawing

Roundism – 06-10-14 (sold)

A pastel in the roundism series. I think it might be the first one. Looking back I think I was very risky with the colour scheme but I wanted to enforce the jump-like figure. It’s owned now by a private Chinese collector.

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impressionistic landscape pastel drawing

The Hague Forest 2 (2014)

A pastel drawing at estate ‘Reigersbergen’ near the ‘Haagse Bos’ (The Hague Forest) in an impressionistic way.Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (47 x 62 x 0.1 cm).

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