Horse Chestnuts Art Postcard by Geertje Kapteijns Kapitein Kalk
Horse Chestnuts Art Postcard by Geertje Kapteijns Kapitein Kalk
HORSE CHESTNUTS ART POSTCARD
Horse Chestnuts is an art print of chalk drawing art by Geertje Kapteijns. This print is in a postcard size of about 4.1” x 5.8” (10.5x14.8cm). Geertje is a visual artist living in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
In Horse Chestnuts, you can smell the fresh earth as the horse chestnuts fall from the tree in the Autumn wind, ‘conk…conk…conk…’. This beautiful chalk drawing captures the feel of the colorful season in all it’s gorgeous colors.
- Geertje Kapteijns
- Art Post cards
- Horse Chestnuts
- 4.1 x 5.8 inches (10.5x14.8 cm)
- Matte with rounded corners
- Made in the Netherlands
MORE ABOUT GEERTJE
When Geertje’s children went to a Waldorf school, she was introduced to the way in which the seasons and annual festivals are celebrated and how children are able to be children during childhood. This has proved to be a huge source of inspiration.
She started making chalkboard drawings and over time, she released them as cards. The cards are small works of art that encourage a conscious reflection on a certain time of the year or a certain event and the feeling that goes with that. Drawings that make you look forward to remembering a beautiful moment.
WHY CHALK ART
There is something magical about a chalkboard drawing. Because of the black background of a chalkboard, you not only apply color when you start drawing, but also the appearance of light.
Chalk as a material is vulnerable but also very flexible, you can make quick impressions with it, but you can also work with it in detail. The board drawings are transient, and eventually will be erased. However, this also creates space for a new drawing. Thankfully Geertje captured her drawings to share with us before they disappeared.
Geertje uses this chalkboard chalk for all her chalkboard drawings.
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