Pastels

cubistic treescape pastel drawing

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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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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Impressionistic cityscape pastel drawing

Impression of an Amsterdam sunset – 19-12-14 (sold)

Impression of an Amsterdam sunset – 19-12-14 (sold)

This is the pastel drawing of the prestudy I made in graphite a month before. I like the sun that sets not underneath the horizon but in a window somewhere in a cityscape. It always blinds us and I liked capturing such a moment.

Walking through cities I was wondering what the essence of a sunset in city would be. It is easy to tell from a landscape. The sun always is visible, through treelines or at full display. When in Amsterdam or any other city it struck me all of a sudden the setting sun can be present for a very short time in a window screen, lighting up the complete street in orange hues. Backlighted buildings often show purples and blues in return as a complementary counterbalance through the stimulation of the cones in your eyes. That was where this pastel drawing was all about.

Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (50 x 65 x 0.1 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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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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impressionistic treescape pastel drawing

The Japanese garden 2 (2014)

The second of two pastels on the Japanese Garden at estate ‘Clingendael’ at The Hague, Netherlands. This one is as impressionistic as the first and I’m looking forward to do some more.

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