Wednesday, 20 February 2008

The clerk and the shadow

The first painting is an Egyptian clerk. The day I painted this, loads of school kids were around and it is alway great fun how they react to my paintings. When they see my painting in its earliest stages they are awfully disappointed, then they return and I can sense their relief because the painting had become a bit better in their eyes.

The second painting is the shadow of a very famous greek sculpture called the Viennese Muse.

Das erste Gemälde stellt die Skulptur eines Ägyptischer Schreibers dar. Den Tag, an dem ich diese malte waren viele Schulkinder in Museum und es ist immer wieder lustig ihre Reaktionen zu bekommen. Wenn sie sehen, wie ich das Bild beginne sind sie völlig enttäuscht, dann kehren sie zurück und sind dann erleichtert, daß es doch besser geworden ist, als sie erwarteten.

Das zweite Bild ist der Schatten einer berühmten griechischen Statue, der Wiener Muse.


Egyptian clerk | Ägyptischer Schreiber, 30 x 20 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel


The shadow | Der Schatten, 30 x 24 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel


Kids blocking the view | Kinder versperren die Sicht


Calm and peace | Ruhe und Frieden

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Stefan,
immer schoene Ergebnisse, wenn du fleissig bist. Und die leiben Kleinen - immer so wissbegierig. ;-)
Check dein mail!
Gruss
Charles

René PleinAir. said...

What a lovely story Stefan
Glad to see a new post from you, .. it's as always a treat to see your work. Lot to see and learn from it, ... thanks!

silvina said...

The clerk is a very striking image. Love that red! But to paint the cast shadow of a statue is very clever. Very funny that you showed the students obstructing your view. They look just like american kids.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Danke Charles, die Kleinen sind immer etwas lockerer als die Altvorderen, auch im Stören. ;-)

Stefan Nuetzel said...

René,
thank you so much. I find the whole blogger thing so wonderful, especially in seing work from others and learning from it.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Silvina,

when one does paint an antique sculpture it will easily look a little academic. Now I try more unusual angles and sights.

Thanks to globalisation the kids and people look often the same all over the world.

rob ijbema said...

haha,good thing those kinder blocked your view during the blocking in...
both paintings are beautiful and full of interest,so well painted Stefan!

Todd Bonita said...

woo! Rich and stunning color here Stefan..very well done. I love clicking over here to see what you are up to. Glad to see some new work.

All the best,
Todd

Edward B. Gordon said...

excellent work my friend !

Nava said...

Love your use of color and subject. A refreshing change from the many typical safe still lifes all over the blogosphere!!

C. Ousley said...

As always, I feel I can walk around your paintings. Especially the interiors. Sense of space!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks, Rob!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Todd, the colors are due to the poor light condition in the museum and it is always great to see the painting afterwards in the light. Thank you.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks, my friend from Berlin.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Nice coming by and leaving a comment, Nava. I have similar feelings about the average painting a day still lifes.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Chris, as already mentioned, painting from life means experiencing space. Thanks for your kind words.