Thursday, 24 September 2015

Willem Arondeus 1894 - 1943

Willem Arondeus, pencil, 6 x 8 inches, 2015.

Willem Arondeus was an openly gay artist, writer and Nazi resistance fighter from Holland. He used his artistic skills to create forged identity papers for Dutch Jews. He led an attack on the Amsterdam General Registry Office in an attempt to destroy as many of the original documents as possible and managed to destroy thousands. Unfortunately he was later caught and executed by firing squad.. In his last message he said "Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards".

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Blue Iris

Blue Iris, watercolor and pencil, 8.5 x 11 inches, 2015

This year our garden was mostly given over to growing vegetables and fruit, and to our two chickens so they could clear the weeds! However, there were some flowers, among them these gorgeous blue irises, 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Mark's Male Art

Detail from Adam's Apple, watercolor, 2015.

If you're not aware already, and males in various states of undress are your sort of thing, I have another blog where I post my drawings and paintings of such subject matter - Mark's Male Art.