Claudia – 06-12-21

cubist portrait graphite pencil drawing

Claudia is one of my talented students and she is about to turn 60 years old. Unfortunately I cannot give it to her personally because a planned surprise party is thwarted by Corona. Some luck however. The drawing will be included in a sort of liber amoricum and at first opportunity next year the party’s on for real. Anyway, I hope she likes it.

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.

3rd August 2020

cubistic portrait graphite pencil drawing advertisement of Loretta Young

Sold this art work to a Swiss collector through singulart.com

Matthijs & Ben – 26-02-20 (sold)

realistic portrait pastel drawing

This one is special. Long since they passed away only know to reappear in pastel. This one represents my uncle Ben taking care of his son Matthijs some 30 years ago.

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.

31st August 2019

Corne Akkers and a live portrait model at studio brugman

Me teaching during a portrait workshop today at Brugman Art, Voorburg, Netherlands

Veere – 04-04-19

cubistic cityscape graphite pencil drawing

Last weekend I was walking through Veere at Zeeland, Netherlands, a little pittoresque town. I returned to my car when I saw the sign ‘city wall tour’ and I decided to take that one and then, when I climbed onto them, I saw this great composition that reminded me of Caravaggio’s ‘Descent from the cross’, a perfect staircase composition – triangles within one big triangle.

Mira (2019) (sold)

Surrealistic portrait graphite and colored pencil drawing

Mira (2019) (sold) A commission for a drawing of a young woman that I already painted 9 years ago. Then a teenager, now a young woman and an excellent way to study the same face grown up. Special request was it to use the same color combination as in my drawing ‘sans titre – 06-10-16’ […]