Commander's Log Day 12: We had our first day out with dinner and a stop at the supply store in order to conduct routine maintenance. One must keep up their energy on such rigorous days and what better way than with the inspiration on Commanders past? #tinycommander#fascinating
Pro tip: always look in piano benches... Sometimes you find promo literature from 1961 espousing how "music belongs to gracious living" and how pianos belong in homes where "manners are exercised and consideration for others is the rule." #fascinating
Love this tree anyway, but if you look up from that spot, it is an utterly fascinating and dynamic scene 📸
For example, notice the decorative twigs in the upper left corner? Just like the green tree in the background, they seem to reach towards a point directly behind the tree branch, yet far away in the distance. 🔭 A nice, albeit small contrast to the prominent branch in the foreground. But there is more!
Once you look up just a little, you‘ll notice a massive shadow- suddenly realizing, that this heavy branch ist leaning right towards you, with a great part of that old tree hangig just ... over your head. 🙄🌳
So much for watching spring from a light hearted distance!
Finally there is that feeble twig from the neighbour. That maschievous feller!🧐With his small, yellow blossoms he distracts you both from the view into the distance and from noticing the heavy weight over your head.
Hence, if I‘m ever to become a landscape painter, it surely will be due to these trees. :)
The drawing-masterclass by Paul van der Eerden at Academy Minerva is in full swing!
The masterclass is an initiative of Drawing North: a collaboration of Minerva, University of Groningen faculty Art History and Museum De Buitenplaats, Eelde. Drawing North initiates activities such as exhibitions, lectures and masterclasses that are focused on (the history of) drawing.
In April, May and June a selection of drawings by Paul van der Eerden will be on show in Museum De Buitenplaats. A separate part of the exhibition 'Paul van der Eerden. SAD ALCHEMY' will consist of the outcomes of the Minerva masterclass.
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