Thursday, 19 June 2008

The Cowboy Poet

During my recent portrait workshop I asked our favourite model Andreas to wear something on his head, he brought this one. It was great fun to do these.

Zu meinem letzten Portrait Workshop fragte ich Andreas, unser Lieblingsmodell, ob er eine Kopfbedeckung mitbringen könnte. Diesen Hut setzte er auf und es machte viel Spaß diese Bilder zu malen.



CowboyAndreas 1, 20 x 30 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel


CowboyAndreas 2, 25 x 25 cm, Oil on Oilpaper

10 comments:

Jennifer McChristian said...

Fantastic portrait!
You really captured the rugged and masculine character of the 'Poet'.
The flesh tones are gorgeous and the brush strokes fluid and bold.

Irina Kozlova said...

Eine hervorragende Arbeit. Das Portrait hat eine sehr lebhafte Wirkung und auch der Kontrast ist einfach wundervoll gewählt.

Ryan Evans said...

I really like the profile portrait and the red background works really well.

Ryan

Leslie Sealey said...

These are really good! I especially like the composition in the first one, and the brushwork is very confident in both paintings.

silvina said...

Love these! I agree with Leslie, the composition in #1 is beautiful.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Jennifer,
sorry for my late reply, but I was in Macedonia for the past two weeks.

Doing a portrait from a person one is fond of makes quite a difference. Thanks for your nice words.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Danke, Irina! Freut mich, daß Du mich besuchst und einen Kommentar hierlässt.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Ryan! I think these very bright colored background are sometimes problematic for the suble tones in the skin. So thanks that you like it.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Leslie! The composition of one head is always a little limited, so I thought of using the panel horizontal and pushing the head to one side. It is also important to me to work with the abstract value of planes. Thanks for visiting and your comment.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks, Silvina!