Sunday, 2 December 2007

U-Bahn Station

I was so busy during the last weeks that I didn´t take any pictures of the new paintings. So I am going to show my last plein air piece of a tube entrance here in Vienna. The architect was Otto Wagner, who created the whole city train architecture at the end of the 19th century. I painted this piece with Andrew Judd, when he stayed in Vienna this Fall and maybe he will post his version on his blog.

In den letzten Wochen hatte ich so viel zu tun, daß ich nicht dazu kam meine neuen Bilder zu fotografieren. So will ich mein letztes Plein Air Bild zeigen, das einen U-Bahn Eingang hier in Wien darstellt. Der Architekt war Otto Wagner, der die ganze Stadtbahn Achitektur gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts gestaltete. Diese Arbeit malte ich zusammen mit Andrew Judd, als dieser im Herbst hier in Wien war und vielleicht wird er seine Version auf seinem Blog zeigen.


Tube Entrance | U-Bahn Eingang, 40 x 30 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel

13 comments:

Jennifer McChristian said...

I like the use of edges here, the subtle suggestion of a high rise in the background and the crisp edges in the tube entrance structure.
Great use of warm and cool colors in the cast shadows. I really like the delicate, lyrical lines in the green wrought iron above the entrance :)

Sweet!

René PleinAir. said...

First congrats with your permission to paint in the museum!! I looking forward also too see you work from it already.

Second, this if a nice one. I had to smile a little when I saw it. The big "STOP" sign just at the border of the painting, ... too funny.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Jennifer, that day we started so late, that the sun went down at the end of the session. So I worked quite frantically and when I had to stop, I didn´t feel too good about that painting. With some distance my opinion changed.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks René, I am also quite pleased that they had given me the permission. I am not so tough like you when it comes to painting in every weather.
I think these little details, like the stop sign, make the difference.

ANDREW JUDD said...

Hi Stefan.
That was such a fun day!! Your friend dropped by and we told jokes and had so many laughs.

I've been so busy working I haven't posted a thing or even visited anyones blogs!

I really like the painting you did this day and it is always inspiring to paint beside you.

I will post my painting from that day on my blog.

Cheers... Andrew Judd

Carole Foret said...

Very nice work, Stefan! The sense of atmosphere is really nice in this piece. I love adding details like stop signs to my pieces too--keeps things real--and interesting. ;)

Carole

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Andrew, this painting session was really a blast. At least when we stopped painting and had some tuned softdrinks. The people thought we were bums. I am looking forward to see your version again. Cheers!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Carole, every time I leave these little things and details out it looks wrong. The only thing to keep in mind is not being too pedantic in the rendering of it. Nice that you dropped by and thanks.

william wray said...

Dramatic yet simple, nice fresh light, a good modern painting!

rob ijbema said...

wow stefan this is GOOD!
so fresh so simple,you were on top of this one...
love the little details vs the suggested background buildings.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks, William and Rob!

Jürgen Weiß said...

Hallo Stefan,
ich schau mir zwar regelmäßig dein Blog an, bringe es aber kaum fertig, einen Kommentar zu hinterlassen...
Dieses Bild ist prima. Die weißen und beigen Töne in ihren kalten und warmen Anklängen sind dir sehr gut gelungen . Gut gelöst finde ich auch den Häuserblock im Hintergrund.
Das, was du in einem Kommentar bzgl. Details und diesem Falle Verkehrsschilder schreibst, kann ich nur zu gut nachvollziehen.
Ein kleiner Kritikpunkt zum Schluß: diese grünen Schlenkerer im Vordergrund sind für meinen Geschmack etwas zu wischiwaschi.
Gute Arbeit, Mann, Grüße aus Nürnberg, Jürgen

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hallo Jürgen,
schön mal wieder von Dir zu hören. Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar. Was den Vordergrund angeht, so hast Du recht, da mir da die Puste ausgegangen ist und ich es nicht mehr hinbekommen habe. Nun habe ich eine größere Studio Version gemalt und den Vordergrund ganz anders gelöst. Bin gespannt, was Du sagen wirst.
Viele Grüße nach Nbg.