Marlot Marlot is close to where I live. On my morning walks I can choose between the Haagse Bos or Estate ‘Oosterbeek’ farther away. Up north there Park Marlot I have sketched a couple of times. There is also the residential area with villas and big semidetached mansions. On my way back I saw this incredible lane with a sun bursting through the dense tree branches. Its light was scattered all around and instantly inspired be artistically, so I took a photo. You might think an artist like me always has a sketchbook at close range. You also might have the presumption he is quick enough to create a work of art on the spot. Well, sometimes I do but nowadays everybody has a smartphone. I felt grateful to be able to acknowledge and capture this moment of beauty. These moments of wandering beauty pass by too quickly anyway. Cast Shadows In continuation of the previous drawing I set out to do this one in the same mild roundish style. I slighty deformated the tree trunks whereas I kept the overall atmosphere rather impressionistic. The fact cast shadows differ from sharp to blurry farther away only attributes to the atmospheric depth. The branches up in the tree I slightly rendered symbolically. That is because I wanted to avoid too realistic a depiction. In Leaf or Not? Everybody must be longing for Spring, warmth and trees in leaf. There is sound reason to love them without leaves though. To the right Huis Marlot remains visible and serves as a recognizable landmark. Leaves often can lead to clottered and dense structures taking away each and every vista. This having said, I am quite prepared for Summer to arrive. Living outdoors will scare away the Corona virus I hope. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
Drawing:Graphite on Paper
Size:8.3 W x 11.7 H x 0 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. Corné employs a variety of styles that all have one thing in common: the ever search for the light on phenomena and all the shadows and light planes they block in. His favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. He states that it’s not the form or the theme that counts but the way planes of certain tonal quality vary and block in the lights. Colours are relatively unimportant and can take on whatever scheme. It’s the tonal quality that is ever present in his work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. Corné combines figurative work with the search for abstraction because neither in extremo can provide the desired art statement the public expects from an artist. Besides all that, exaggeration and deviation is the standard and results in a typical use of a strong colour scheme and a hugh tonal bandwith, in order to create art that, when the canvas or paper would be torn into pieces, in essence still would be recognizable.
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