Friday, 3 August 2018

Castle of Hoensbroek

This is the medieval castle in our town, Hoensbreok.
I went there last Wednesday, to experiment  little with chinese ink and bamboosticks.
Still not having it under control the way that I want it. But I also notice that, even though I am using the techniques of Kiah Kiean, the result is evolving away from the "asian" way to treat the subject.
I suppose that's a good thing.
We visited the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam this weekend, and I noticed Vincent continued learning and copying other artists until he died.
But even when trying another style, van Goghs hand was always there.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

Nice sketch with the bamboo sticks. In reply to your remarks about style versus ‘your own hand’, I often compare it to a signature - we can usually recognize an artist’s natural mark despite whatever style or media they use. While we may try to change it, we always seem to return to it.
The one thing that caught my eye about this well done sketch is the whiteness of the building when we compare it to the photo. I would have expected something darker. But your details are well rendered even with bamboo sticks.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael. As for the whiteness, that was a deliberate choice, as contrast to the negative space of the coloured sky.