Sunday, 4 May 2008

Some drawings | Einige Zeichnungen

Recently I started doing these charcoal drawings. The first one is of my mother and she is the toughest person to paint or draw, because she is very critical about the way she looks on the drawing and she apparently shows no respect to the "famous painter son". :-))

Seit kurzem zeichne ich wieder verstärkt mit Kohle. Die erste Zeichnung stellt meine Mutter dar, welche auch die am schwierigsten zu zeichnende Person ist, die es gibt. Sie ist so kritisch mit Ihrem Konterfei und zeigt dem "berühmten Maler-Sohn" keinerlei Respekt. :-))


Mum, 56 x 38 cm, Charcoal on Paper


Cristin, 56 x 38 cm, Charcoal on Paper

19 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

These are really remarkable drawings..I'll bet Mum is very proud of her famous son. it was great to see your comment on my blog and especially nice to click over and see what you've been up to. Your museum work is really top notch my friend. You have a perfect balance of gesture in your brushwork..absolutely remarkable.

Well done. I hope you are well.
best,
Todd

Ed Terpening said...

Beautiful drawings. The sense of each person's personality is evident.

Rubin Hirschbeck said...

Hallo Stefan, prima Zeichnungen, mag vor allem die von Deiner Mutter- intensiv und bestimmt gut getroffen, habe neulich mal die Ehefrau von Border getroffen und glaub sie bei den Konterfeis auf Deiner website "wieder entdeckt" zu haben, "Beate" richtig? Wie auch immer- in jeden Fall ein super Portrait.
Schöne Grüße aus Nürnberg!

rob ijbema said...

very strong images Stefan

sandra flood said...

Mum is great!

silvina said...

Excellent! Those values look spot on. I'd be pretty terrified to do a portrait of my mom too. Same critical eye.

René PleinAir. said...

Wunderbare zeichnungen!!

Sehr schön.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Todd,
thank you so much for your nice words. After many years of struggle my mum is calmer than she used to be, concerning my profession.
Cheers...Nue

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Ed!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey Rubin,

nun auch in der Blogger Welt unterwegs.

Danke für Deine netten Worte. Mit dem Mutterbild bin ich auch recht zufrieden, vor allem wenn man bedenkt, wie schwierig es ist beim Malen das Nörgeln auszublenden. ;-)

Ich hoffe, Dir geht es auch gut und vielleicht sehen wir uns bald mal.

LG...Nü

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Rob!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thank you too, Sandra!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Silvina,
I am always terrified when I paint my mum.;-)
No, she is a very nice person with loads of humor.
Thanks for dropping by.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

René, vielen Dank!

ANDREW JUDD said...

Reminds me of Sargent's charcoal sketches.

I wish I'd done a drawing of my Mum while she was alive..

Cheers.. Andrew

Michael Pieczonka said...

Stephan, very strong drawings. I always find it interesting seeing the way a painter draws in monochrome. Particularly like the way you have done the gaze in the second one.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Andrew, comparing these drawing with Sargents is very pleasing. My Mum is great and I try to capture the time we see each other. This is not often, because we live so far apart.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Michael. I wasn´t drawing for quite some time and enjoy doing them now. I think the painterly approach is with less outlines.
One thing I dicovered, is that one can create wonderful soft edges with charcoal.
Cheers..Nue

Rubin Hirschbeck said...

Wär doch schön-, meld Dich halt, wenn Du mal wieder nach Nü... konmst!- Würd mich sehr freuen.

Rubin