Pastels

cubistic museum pastel drawing

Gemeentemuseum 03 (2014)

The Gemeentemuseum at The Hague, Netherlands is one of the leading museums in the world with the biggest Mondriaan collection (among others ‘Victory Boogie Woogie’, admired by Barrack Obama at the spot) I felt doing a series turning Berlage’s architecture into cubism. This is one of them.

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cubistic museum pastel drawing

Gemeentemuseum 01 (2014)

The first of the ‘Gemeentemuseum series’. This one still is in the recondo mode, investigating what I could do with the subject. I had a vague idea of cubism because there’s a lot in it and the building itself is a complex of cubes. A kind of ode to Mondriaan or would that be too corny?

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impressionistic canyon pastel drawing

Utah (2014)

This one is special. Sarah Rose, a pastellist and dear colleague from the U.S. and living in Utah, once took this picture on horseback.

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Surrealistic nude pastel drawing

Splash (2013)

An experiment in pastel to get flow without blending out with my fingers (in order to avoid ‘muddy segments’ in my pastels).

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cubistic nude pastel drawing

Cubistic nude (06) (2013)

Just like ‘Cubistic nude – 04 (2013)’ this one is featured in a daily dutch television soap although scaled down too small. I liked doing some strong stuff through a complementary mix purple / yellow.

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