Ouderkerk aan de Amstel – 18-07-21

impressionist landscape graphite pencil drawing

Last Saturday I went to the Heineken Music Hall near the Johan Cruijff ArenA for my second vaccination shot. On the other side of the A2 there is Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, a village to the south of Amsterdam.

Woman in a Red Kimono – 02-07-21

realistic nude graphite pencil drawing

This drawing of a woman in a red kimono is based on a session with my regular model. It so happened that I teamed up with a student of mine who rents a lovely studio in The Hague.

Maassluis – 08-06-21

realistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

This graphite pencil drawing of Maassluis is an inbetween exercise. Lately I am fantasizing about combining ‘realism’ or whatever realism might mean to an artist and my personal roundism style.

Roundism – 23-12-20 (sold)

cubist nude graphite pencil drawing promotion

Just on the brink of Christmas I thought I should make a roundism drawing looking rather risqué. It was a strange and hefty year for us all, I think.

De Smorenhoek – 17-12-20

impressionistic landschape graphite pencil drawing

Some time ago I visited De Smorenhoek, a small but long meadow surrounded by wood embarkements. From Beek-Ubbergen it runs upwards to Berg en Dal.

On the Beach – 11-12-20

cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

Years ago I saved a vintage picture of a nude on the beach. Origin unknown and my best guess would be from the 1930s or 1940s. The picture was rather grainy and but it showed a great composition of a female body in slanted position.

Hommage to the Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio – 05-12-20

cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

In my classes I often use ‘The Entombment of Christ’ by Caravaggio to demonstrate how artists normally distribute space. Next to this, in my eyes a great artist is one who lets the composition reflect the idea the main theme has to to convey.

Puiflijk – 27-11-20

cubistic treescape graphite pencil drawing

And it so happens my niece Lilian turned out to be a great photographer. Lo and behold, artistry runs deep in the veins of our family and I asked her to use a beautiful photo she took of a treeline in Puiflijk, near to where she lives.

Roundism – 15-11-20

cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

The previous drawing Roundism – 06-11-20 was set up rather elementary, contary to this one.

Roundism – 06-11-20

cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing framing example

After Roundism – 27-10-20 I thought to postpone future colored pencil drawings for a while and return to graphite pencil.