woensdag 27 april 2011

Pleinair 25-04-2011

Another pastel sketch on farmers' ground. This time I drew a farmhouse with a large goat stable in the distance.

zondag 24 april 2011

Pleinair 23-04-2011

A pastel drawing made an hour before sunset. Difficult one, I feel I may have exaggerated the colors to much and the tonals aren't in balance. Ah well...practice, practice.

vrijdag 15 april 2011

Plein air sketch

Persoonshaven , Rotterdam, April 15th 2011 .
On a sunny morning like this, the light changes extremely fast... It is best to define the placement of the shadows first, so you can still keep consistent lighting, when the sun is moving on...
It can also be a good thing to limit the time to do the sketch, so the initial idea remains intact. After an hour, the scene has changed completely...

zondag 10 april 2011

Pleinair 10-04-2011

I made this pastel sketch today in about 1,5 hours. In the background you can see the farm I drew last year in april, you can see it here.

maandag 4 april 2011

Plein air 3-4-'11

Yesterday's plein air sketch. Gouache on moleskine sketchbook.

I used only a few colors for this painting:
-Titanium white
-Gold ochre (W&N)
-Burnt Umber
-Greenish yellow (talens)
-Turquoise blue

I created most of the painting with only these colors. In the end, I added a few accents with:
-vermillon (traffic lights and the barriers)
-Cad yellow (foliage in the back left)

zondag 3 april 2011

'Modelstudies' exhibition

Starting next saturday (april 9th) new paintings together with a selection of the lifedrawings, shown on this blog, will be shown for 5 weeks in 'Beelden bij Beljon' gallery, Holland.

zaterdag 2 april 2011

Pleinair 02-04-2011

I found this great old orchard on farm ground with lots of sheep and lambs walking around.

1,5 hours, pastels.