Monday, 18 December 2006

Of Man and Ape

This time I painted in the staircase where these statues of famous scientists are and after I had finished the painting of Alexander von Humboldt, I did a quick one of the Ape.

Behind a bar
40x30 cm

Where are you pointing at
40x30 cm

The stages of work and sorry for the glare.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Lost Head

This museum is such an enchanted place. In Winter when it is darker outside, the mood is very strange, because apart from the roaring school classes it is quiet and it seems like you are in a place where time stands still.
In this painting I used the palette knife exessively and I got carried away by it. I think that this produced a little too many sharp edges but it helped visualizing they showcases.

Lost Head
40x50 cm, Oil on Canvas Panel

Monday, 11 December 2006

The Chase

This place is huge source of motives and every time I find new sights I have not seen before.

The Chase
50x40 cm, Oil on Canvas Panel

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Towards the Light

After having struggled so much with the last painting, I finally got the clue by using troughout the painting the biggest possible brush. And that helped and brought things forward. The museum is very popular for the schools and therefore lots of kids pass by and sometimes their reactions are interesting. They say what they think.

Towards the Light
50x40 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Save in the Vitrine

With this one I continued to paint in the museum after having worked the summer outdoors. I struggled with the construction but finally achieved something. The size is 60x40 cm.

Monday, 4 December 2006

Two heads

This year I had started a painting project, which I am going to post frequently when the paintings are done. I am working on a series of paintings of the Museum of Natural History (Naturhistorisches Museum) in Vienna.

These two were the first ones I had executed in summer. Both are 40x30 cm, Oil on CanvasPanel.

Here you can see my setup and the proof that it is done from LIVE.