Reclining Nude – 19-09-21

realistic nude pastel drawing

This reclining nude is completed two days after the last model session I held at my studio. Being the first drawing I completed after July’s session means last month’s drawing has not been completed yet. This one was relatively easy though.

Geesje Kwak – 04-09-21

cubist girl graphite pencil drawing

My previous graphite pencil drawing ‘Geesje Kwak – 25-08-21’ was executed in my hatched strokes style and I kinda like it. Sometimes you just feel like doing this or that but in this particular case I understand better why.

Geesje Kwak – 29-08-21

Breitner took a couple of pictures of her in some backyard, perhaps his own. Who knows? For some reason I was inclined to use the principles of singularity as laid down in a drawing like Roundism (Singularity) – 01-06-17.

Geesje Kwak – 13-08-21

cubist portrait graphite pencil drawing

After I drew the portrait of Geesje Kwak last month I discovered another picture taken by Breitner. It is slightly different and shows a bigger part of her body rather than her face only.

Binckhorst Nude – 03-08-21

cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

At the Binckhorst I met a model who posed nude for me and a student of mine. The live model sketch was in pastel and in fact I got the taste to do some more.

Model Session – 28-07-21

impressionist nude pastel drawing

Together with a student I had a lovely model session at the Binckhorst in The Hague. She invited me to come to her studio because she had a friend who wanted to sit for us. Actually the same sofa was used as for the previous model session.

26th July 2021 – The Story of the Blue Velvet Jacket

geesje kwak oil painting promotion

My oil painting Geesje Kwak (2021) was released a couple of weeks ago and some were wondering where I got the idea of the blue jacket from. My mother Marijke Akkers-Kersten makes all my jackets and this one is an exceptional beautiful blue velvet one.

Sheep Have More Fun – 23-07-21

cubist sheep graphite pencil drawing

Sheep have more fun or do they? It so happened that my dear friend, poet and photographer Alexis de Roode went for a little stroll in nature.

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.