I was intrigued by the compact forms of the model’s body and especially by the curve of her tibia tot he instep of her foot.
Based on a earlier roundism graphite pencil drawing I made this pastel adding the realm of colours. I wanted the woman appear in a kind of midsummernight’s dream with lots of yellow and blues, girded with some purples and pinks.
A pastel variety on the previous drawing ‘Roundism – 02-05-17’ in which I tried to match the found styled forms to a colour scheme that would match them.
In The Netherlands there isn’t a single artist who hasn’t sketched Henriëtte Sibie during a live session.
One from the series ‘sans titre’ depicting moviestars. This one is a tribute to Mary Pickford in some kind of cubistic roundish style.
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.
This was commissioned work and the purpose was to capture sensuality and through cubist forms get the round female shapes.
An impressionistic view on the buttocks of my favourite model.
Commissioned work. They wanted a portrait in a cubistic style. I used velours paper so I could make planes very easily with my Schmincke pastels.
This piece stands on its own I think. Almost tainted glass-like and not really cubistic anymore, more roundism but different.