All of a Sudden, Sun! Last week on my way home from a student I came across Buitengoed Leeuwenbergh. It was late in the afternoon and surprizingly a drizzly grey day turned into a blue sky with a beautiful sunset. It so happened I saw this incredible and bizarre curved tree trunk. When I passed it by all of a sudden the tree was lit by the sun. That was a definitive sign I had to immortalize this scene. I liked the overall setting: treescapes in the back, light reed in the front. However I took a picture because I did not had any drawing material at hand. In order to indicate the spot I decided to include a part of the Dorrepaal Mansion in the photo. It serves as a recognition to anyone who knows Voorburg very well. Who could have imagined this? Life is full of instant wonders lurking around the corner. A Bit Roundism and a Lot of Impressionism The initial mindset was to render this tree in my roundism style like my graphite pencil drawing Kethel – 13-07-19. It did not turned out that way though. Only the base of the trunk is a little bit roundish. It is because I felt a more impressionist approach would do the scene honor. The tree was best served in my graphite moves ‘in situ’. I realized I had to keep the atmospheric depth like it was and the tree is the centre of it. There is some cubist / roundistic styling though, only a bit. The verticality of the reed panicles counterbalances all things horizontal in the middle and the back of the drawing. Next to this the curves of the branches in the upper half do the rest. They swirl! 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
Buitengoed Leeuwenbergh – 25-03-21 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2021. This art piece , which is part of the Drawings - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a Drawings / Sketch artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Cubism, Fine Art, Impressionism, Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Figurative, Inspirational, Landscape, Nature. The artwork was created in Pencil. The size of the original art is 21 (cms) H x 30 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: akkers, artist, artista, arts, clairobscur, corne, corneakkers, drawing, 인상주의, figurative, finearts, 印象派, hatching, 印象派, kunst, city, Импрессионизм, אימפרסיוניזם, leeuwenbergh, dorrepaal, impressionism, impressionism, graphite, pencil, potlood, tekening, zeichnung, انطباعيةr, abstractie, art, arte, arta, artista, artiste, artist, realism, realisme, realistic, realiste, realist, kunst, 藝術, アート, искусство, արվեստ, קונסט, nghệthuật, فن, ხელოვნება, művészet, 艺术, seni, សិល្បៈ, कला, 印象派, treescape, roundism, rondisme, cubism, cubisme.
My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. I employ 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. My favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. It is 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 is the tonal quality that is ever present in my work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. I combine 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.
I teach art (drawing / painting) at Voorburg, Netherlands where I have my second studio next to my first at The Hague, Netherlands, where I live.