Some time ago I saw underwater excavation pictures of Heracleion, an ancient Egyptian city submerged.
Once I was at the roof top of a friend of mine who held an exhibition in her home at Leischendam, looking over ‘De Sluisjes’ (the locks) in the centre.
Last week I was walking in the direction of Museum Gouda to visit the exhibition ‘From Gauguin to Toorop’ when I saw this canal adjacent to the museum, opposite to the old church of Gouda.
When I was walking across the Morspoort Bridge at Leiden I saw this incredible clouds party over Mill ‘De Put’ at the river Rijn towards the Weddesteeg across the water, where Rembrandt was born.
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 new graphite pencil drawing in the roundism series in which I experimented with deformations of body shapes with the purpose of keeping the forms as ‘open’ as possible, so all forms can breathe, flowing from one into another.
Short positions at live model sketching took me back to reinvent my way rendering human bodies and together with my new found Pastelmat by Clairefontaine I was able to experiment with new ways.
I always love this jazz song and when listening to jazz doing my nudes in my apartment I made the connection all of a sudden, as I often do between visual art and music.
A rather loose cubistic sketch done with colour pencils. For the 4th time in a row I used the same (indian) model. Her skin allows me to use a lot of yellow which I counterbalanced with edgy purple planes.