Pencil drawing on Canson paper. 34 x 49.7 cm. [SOLD]
On this atmospheric pencil drawing the Dutch ferry Prins Willem I is seen arriving at Terneuzen from Hoedekenskerke. The use of pencil always increases the nostalgic feeling of the subject depicted. In pencil it is possible to work in many layers which together gives a huge character to each drawing. This pencil drawing was sold to a private collector on the Netherlands and was framed in a nice oak frame.
An excellent site about the history of the P.S.D. ferries which operated all over Zeeland can be found here: PSDnet.nl.
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This is a very pure technique in which you can create endless variations of greytones for creating a subtle atmosphere.
The P.S.D. (Provinciale Stoombootdiensten in Zeeland) side loader Prins Willem I was built in Vlissingen at De Schelde shipyard in 1933. She had two sisters: Koningin Emma and Ooster-Schelde. Till the end of her career in 1972 the ferry served mainly on the Terneuzen-Hoedekenskerke run on the Westerschelde river. Do have a look at the nice photos on the left which shows the atmosphere of the ferry service in those days.