Monday, 21 May 2007

Vitrine

Michael Ornauer and I decided to go to the museum and had been confronted with loads of disturbing kids. On the photo you can see that I painted a person on that sofa which I overpainted. So I got back the other day and finished the painting with more concentration. On Michaels Blog you can see his painting of that spot.

Michael Ornauer und ich beschlossen mal wieder ins Museum zu gehen und waren dort unzähligen störenden Kindern konfrontiert. Auf dem Foto sieht man, daß ich eine Person auf das Sofa malte, die ich wieder auslöschte. So ging ich am nächsten Tag zurück, um das Bild mit mehr Konzentration fertigzumalen. Auf Michaels Blog kann man sein Bild vom gleichen Ort sehen.



Vitrine, 40 x 30 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel

19 comments:

C. Ousley said...

Ol Sarge would approve of these interiors. Good space. Kids can really grate your nerves. Here is my W.C. Fields impresion "Get away from me kid ya botherin' me".
Kids seem to like me for some reason.

Slim Johnson said...

Nice painting ---- sounds like the group of kids that I used to teach --- what would they be doing in Austria? At least you paint with Michael --- for protection!!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

I hope Ol Sarge would do so, Chris. I come along with them quite well, too. Usually. Your W.C. Fields quote hit the nail on the head.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Why didn´t you take better care of your kids, Steve? Michael was no help either because he hid himself behind his easel and remained mute and deaf, pretending he was not there. ;-)

René said...

What now?!
Getting back inside??
Isn't it possible to stuff those kids and put them on display??
Should make a nice painting and it
helps to get away with some of the
frustrations

I like both paintings from you and Michael, and wonder how you get the colors right. There isn't that much light is there?

btw. I looked at the blog Freiluftmalerei and keep thinking of some sort of "feldwebel" when I look at this photo.
What a photo! LOL

Tom Kidd said...

It's nice to see you in action here. Nice painting too. You've capture the reflections in the glass perfectly.

In Montreal on vacation I remember when some school children came running into the biosphere and scared away the nice monkey who was, till they showed up, an excellent model. After that I had to go draw the reptiles.

Tom Kidd said...

PS: Thanks for the link to Michael's work.

Jennifer McChristian said...

I enjoy the intimate and mysterious mood of 'Vitrine'......
very lovely!
What great discipline to produce such an extraordinary painting even with the distraction of badgering little ones!

rob ijbema said...

your interiors are so good stefan,not that your other stuff is bad,just that your inside paintings got something special
they are so intimate
sounds like you've got no kids yourself....

Michael Ornauer said...

Three things to know about Stefan:

1. Kids love him (because of his funny toys - brushes, colors and easels).

2. He loves not all of them (but me).

3. He has no bodyguard (I'm just a kind of brush-boy).

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey René, we returned back to the museum in order to see if everything is allright there. ;-)
This thing I learned from Andrew Judd: http://andrewjudd.blogspot.com/, that the colors are not so important than the values. If you paint in semi darkness everything turns out brighter, but still when the values are right the painting works.

And taking the picture was great fun.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Tom, the refections are so hard to get right and one thing I am still struggling with, is to identify the color and mix it right.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Jennifer, the crucial part of that painting I did with more concentration without too many onlookers.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thank you, Rob! Sometimes the mood of a place creates a special appearence. So painting in this museum is a gift for every painter because it offers such a specific sentiment.

And no, I don´t have kids!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Very funny Mister Ornauer! By the time you know me so well. It is almost scary! :-P

william wray said...

You do so much with your interiors. I've be telling myself to do one for years and still haven't... ?? :-)

Shawn Escott said...

Amazing paintings!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

William, I would be so exited to see how you would deal with interiors. Thank you.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Shawn, for dropping by and leaving a comment.