Every Monday evening Coen Rens organizes the Draw Club: a get together for everyone interested in drawing. I went once and did draw some JKPP portraits. I wanted to take my teenage daughter there last Monday, but she wasn’t interested. She was interested though in drawing together at home. This is one of the the results: I drew first with pencil on paper, photographed it and then traced and colored it in de iPad app Paper.
“The world’s greatest museum of art and design”, that’s what the Victoria and Albert Museum in London calls itself. I think I agree. I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum this summer. They had a very interesting exhibition Disobedient Objects, about the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. Among all the interesting things I saw, I really liked the Cheap Art Manifesto from 1984 by the Bread and Puppet Theatre in New York. “Art has to be cheap and available to everybody”.
I like the manifesto so much, because it represents the way I see myself when I’m drawing. I’m not drawing for a museum, for money, for business. I do it because I like it, because it soothes the pain, because…
This drawing I made on my iPad on the fiftieth marriage anniversary of my parents. They are the musicians Joop and Jessica.
At the end of the school year the music teacher of my daughter, Fonsa ten Velde, organizes a performance afternoon. All her younger students play for the other students and their family. Fonsa is a wonderful teacher, her youngest student is 7 years old, her oldest 89 (!) years.
This drawing was drawn from life on my iPad with the Paper53 app.