Melina Noëlle – 17-09-22

realist portrait pastel drawing

And then the day for a planned live model session finally arrived: drawing Melina Noëlle. She is the daughter of Guinnie who is, together with her sister Gaby, responsible for the catering in Brugman art.

Clingendael – 31-08-22

impressionist landscape graphite pencil dawing

Today, the last day of August, I went to Clingendael with my dear friend Michelle. We were out there to take some landscape pictures and to do some drawing.

Model Session – 14-03-22

impressionist nude graphite pencil drawing

While creating my recent series of oil paintings suddenly I felt it was time to have a new model session.

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.

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.

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.

Batenburg – 02-08-20

impressionistic landscape graphite pencil drawing

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.