The Venus of The Hague – 24-06-20

Surrealist graphite pencil drawing

Next move on my Venus trail. I decided to do another surrealist one or is it? I put in some of my earlier themes like ‘singarity’, ‘the golden ratio’ and combine them with ‘the collapse of the wave function’.

Tristan & Isolde – 09-12-19

Cubistic nude graphite pencil drawing

It so happened that I was instructing a knight on horseback to prance in front of me so I could do a live painting on him, then all of a sudden this beautiful maiden was ruling us both.

In hoc signo – 14-10-19 (sold)

Surrealistic nude graphite pencil drawing

I am always looking for inconventional vantage points as to looking at a model and this position seemed both sensual and integrous as implicitely explicit.

Yeast – 18-09-19 (sold)

surrealist nude graphite pencil drawing promotion

My model came with this pose Modonna used for one of her albums. Originally it was intented to do square sized pastels because I happen to have 4 spare square frames but today I saw a greater scheme I had to work out first.

Una in aliam – 01-09-19

surrealistic nude oil painting

This oil painting is based on my drawing ‘Nude – 17-06-15’. An artist often sees one thing in another. Salvador Dali saw a rhinoceros in Vermeer’s Lacemaker. I saw a horse in a women’s thigh.

The widow of Aleppo (2019)

cubist nude oil painting

Drawng often is called the primary process and I like it so much, brimming over with an ocean of ideas, that I forget about transfering those ideas to the secondary stage: the canvas. There always is something to dust off and in 2017 I used ‘Nude – 03-09-15’ to work out a bigger theme, called ‘The Widow of Aleppo – 18-05-17’, after Rembrandt’s painting Jeremiah lamenting Jerusalem’s destruction. Since the war in Syria sort of came to an end but the people still suffer, I found it appropiate to do this anew but then in oil.

Roundism – 26-03-19

Cubistic nude colored pencil drawing

The sheets on my duvet on which my model lay show nice checkered patterns. Her body contrasted them quite nicely and I decided to exploit this to the max.