Model Session - 16-10-20 Yesterday’s Model Session After my sketch of Louise Brooks – 10-10-20 I wanted to do more in my hatched strokes style. Yesterday’s model session offered me the opportunity again to draw with a live model in front of my eyes. Due to the razor lights I placed at the left and the right I got a great distribution of light and dark plains. Unfortunately much to the detriment of my view on her, I had to install some lighting on my paper. This morning I corrected the lighting and color saturation a lit because even artificial lighting cannot bring me what daylight offers. Divisionism Like in my pastel Model Session – 14-02-19 I was focused on the effect of divisionism in this drawing. As stated before, I have come to the conclusion that as such, pastel lacks color brilliance because basically a pastel drawing is just a pile of dust particles on paper, without an oily coating that gives that laminated look of oil paintings. I find many blended pastels look merky or as if someone has put a grey veil over them. For a long time I am quite fond of modernists like Signac, Toorop, Gestel and so many other who placed touches of color next to eachother in order to have the viewer assemble those touches as one and enjoy the greying result. Reds and Greens That is why I placed reddish and green strokes next to eachother. Of course I placed varieties of reds and greens (more yellowish ones) as well. I always like the result: it looks ‘crisp’ while on the other hand from a distance the exact right degree of unsaturation is achieved. Because of this effect I planned I only used a part of her body and therefor the stress lies not on some nifty anatomic representation. Pastel drawing on Talens Toned Gray paper (29.7 x 24 x 0.1 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers
Model Session - 16-10-20 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2020. This art piece , which is part of the Pastels - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a Drawings / Sketch artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Fine Art, Impressionism, Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Anatomy, Composition, Figurative, Inspirational, Nudes, People. The artwork was created in Pastel. The size of the original art is 30 (cms) H x 42 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: akkers, artist, artista, arts, corne, corneakkers, drawing, dutch, figurative, finearts, livemodel, divisionism, hatching, celebrity, kunst, impressionism, impressionisme, creative, inspirational, pasteles, pastel, pastell, tekening, zeichnung, 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.
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.