Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Diana Ape

In the past years I have done so many portraits, so this one wasn´t too difficult, except that this Ape has more hair than the average sitter. I really like its beard!



30x24 cm
Oil on Canvaspanel

Is it not a friendly Museum? They provide seats for the exhausted painter.

23 comments:

kee said...

Stefan,
Nice hair treatment and color.
Very interesting subject matter. Like your works.

andrew said...

I like this one too Stefan!! The beard is good but I like his nose and mouth best. The colors are harmonious as well. Is that the chair you get to sit in? Wow the museum is a comfy place to paint!

Cheers... Andrew

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Kee for dropping by and leaving this nice comment. I like you work, too.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

I always appreciate your comments, Andrew and miss painting together, because it helped me a lot when you came over to give me advice, when I was stuck. So the only comfort left is that comfy chair. ;-)
Cheers...Stefan

W. K. Moore said...

Stefan.. my German is not very good (bad) so I'm not sure if you support yourself with your workshops and paintings.. but I'll imagine you do and live a rich lifestyle and you are a contented well-adjusted individual. Your paintings reflect that for me and I mean it in the best way possible. Your ape painting is enjoyable to look at because it brings something beyond the solid structure and execution. I look forward to seeing many more!

Nathan Fowkes said...

Beautiful paintings!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks William for your kind and warm words. Your estimation is right and I am very grateful beeing able to do the work I like and enjoy. Isn´t that something all of us strive for?
Compared to the many frustrated art people you got to meet from time to time, it gives me confidence and encourgagement, meeting all you enthusiastic people out there in www.

And also thanks for your frequent comments which I appreciate very much. In the future I will come to the USA and maybe I will meet some of my new found cyber friends, see their pictures and paint with them.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Nathan, thank you and it is great that you visted my blog. I found yours some time ago and was amazed by your work.

Jennifer McChristian said...

You captured this creature's essence and gesture with such sensitivity to texture, color and expression.
It's delightful!

andrew said...
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andrew said...

All these happy comments... and painting together and visiting each other....and so on and so on... LET ME TELL YOU!!

Painting with Stefan is almost impossible .... so is visiting and drinking and eating wit him too!!

I have NEVER met a more enthusiastic artist in all the years i've been working in this business!!

We painted in Vienna together and barely had time to do what we wanted to because of the amazing discussions we got into. We even painted in a crypt together (true story) and I swear I heard the mummies complain about the racket we were making.

I just want to say ... Stefan is an awesome artist.. and even more so ....a great person and if you ever have the priviledge to meet him you will see what I mean.

Cheers... Andrew

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Jennifer, the things you write are so nice. Like Richard Schmid says: instead of WHAT do i see, ask yourself, what do I(!) see. That makes painting the world so special.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Andrew, I am speechless! Thanks, my friend!

Michael Ornauer said...

Hi Steve,

I don't know why I'm posting my comment in a foreign language. Perhaps it's because your writing your posts in the same foreign language?

What ever - I enjoy painting with you very much! Thank you for motivating me all the time to become a moneyless but happy painter!

Servus!

Michael
(the upsetter)

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey Mikey,
the motto is: POOR BUT HAPPY!

Thanks for your comment and I wasn´t aware that you are capable of that foreign language. ;-)

To me it is also fun painting with you and our coffeebreaks aren´t bad either, especially with that strange automat of a million coffee choices.

Servus und bis die Tage!

Michael Pieczonka said...

Stefan... I'm pretty impressed that you can do that from a stuffed animal?? He looks so animated in the painting.. very well done!! Has a "snapshot" quality about it that isn't easy to get from working with still objects I believe.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Michael, this subject was easier to bring alive, because the animal wasn´t glued to a piece of wood, which disturbes the illusion a bit that we see a dead animal.

I painted this one very quickly after I have finished the Arch and if the rendering isn´t too tight the paining appears more truthful.

W. K. Moore said...

Stefan... you are getting the praise you deserve. Thanks for dropping by as often as you do. Means a lot when skilled artisans can dig the work and enjoy the stories. Also congrats on your successful career - and 40? Wow you are fortunate! May your brushes always be ready....

william wray said...

Every time I see another one of your paintings I want to try doing this. I'm going to contact the natural history museum and see if I can try it.

natepaints said...

I have just come across your site. Really fantastic work. All of it. Nice to see the progress photos too.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks W.K. for your positive approach towards my paintings and I feel the same about all the good people out there who dig ones work.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey William, I feel the same, when I visit your blog and just recently I started the plein air season. Your approach doing paintings in the museum would be most interesting.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Nate for dropping by and your nice comment. I have been at your blog and enjoyed your pictures.