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.





15 comments:

René said...

Wonderful, you must be poor by all the entree. :-D

Stefan Nuetzel said...

No René, I was given the pemission to paint there with free admittance. This Museum is also so generous to grant free entrance to Artists with an International Artists ID.

andrew said...

I like seeing the step by step work. Great painting Stefan!!

Cheers... Andrew

Jennifer McChristian said...

Wow!! Both paintings of the Ape and Alexander are ravishing. Nice to see your painting process as well. You are very fortunate to have access to painting in the Museums. Here in LA, they won't allow it (unless you bribe them with a significant amount of money)
;-)

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks, Andrew! We all like to see behind the scenes and as you know I am also very curious seeing the way it is done but all the technical aspect is not so important that your emotions and your perception. Like Richard S. used to say, paint what you see and trust your eyes.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Jennifer! Thank you very much for your praise that flatters me. In the museum they are very supportive and friendly. Frequently there had been art shows in this place with themes related to the Natural Historic aspect.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Stegan.. I love the painting of the statue. The sense of warm light is great!! The ape is a nice one too. Vienna must have no shortage of subject matter to paint.

René said...

Museum closed?!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Michael, nice that you came to visit my blog. I think one can find in almost every place interesting subject matters and sometimes the ambitious ones are harder to paint.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey René, you are making a lot of pressure on me. ;-)

rob ijbema said...

fabelhaft,wonderbar!
dear Stefan,i'm very impressed by your work!
what a brilliant idea,to paint in a museum during the winter.
so glad i found your blog (thanks rene)

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Rob,
thanks for your comment and for dropping by. I have been to your blog, too and I really like the athmosphere in your landscapes.

C. Ousley said...

Reminds me of Sargent. Good work! Greetings from Nashville TN.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Wow! C.Ousley that is a compliment! Getting compared to Sargent, one of my Favourites. Thanks a lot and greetings from Vienna.

By the way, I like the title of your blog, because that painting a day movement appears more like some sort of sport.

C. Ousley said...

wfYes indeed, Sarge is tops. Thanks or the visit to my site. With my title I am not bound to do a painting a day. I may be playing keys or goofing off!