Friday, March 29, 2013

Drawing in the Spring

On the Farm, mixed media on paper 2013, 14"x17"

Three's No Crowd, Graphite on paper 2013, 14"x17"

Untitled, mixed media on paper 2013, 14"x17"

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Few Simple Watercolours

Three 9"x12" watercolours that I was experimenting with. Watercolour is one of those mediums that you never give enough credit because you never really learned how to handle it.

Where the Gnomes Live

Take Me Somewhere Nice

The Dreamer

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Watercolour: To The Moon

Beatrix Portret in Hotel Pulitzer

With the abdication of the Dutch Queen Beatrix in April, Fransastic and the Hotel Pulitzer organized an exhibition dedicated to Queen Beatrix. From the beginning of March to the end of May, a portrait I made of the Queen will hang with the exhibition in the hotel's Art Gallery. With over 20 artists, the portraits are created in a wide variety of styles and mediums.

My family worked with a Dutch newspaper many years ago, and it seemed that my parents had selectively saved many great pictures. They were fascinating to siphon through - the exposures were still scribbled on the back, and typewriter text messily stuck to the bottom. 

In the end, I chose an image of a young Beatrix that Showed a charming smile and an easy presence.

Anouk Jonker, Golden 2013, Oil on Canvas, 60x80cm