At Mothersday I went to the hills at Plasmolen, outside Nijmegen. Hard to understand for foreigners but the Netherlands do have them and that is the landscape I grew up in. That and the numerous polders. The latter are great to experience endless depths sometimes interrupted by a view on a church and some cows. The first – the hills – are great for an artist like me, especially on a sunny day when the cast shadows in the woods return. In the front, covered by shadows at the St. Jansberg, my mother Marijke is only just visible.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (10.5 x 14.8 x 0.1 cm – A6 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers