Friday, 6 June 2008

The Urania and a quick sketch | Die Urania und eine schnelle Skizze

Michael and I went on a painting tour again. There were changing weather conditions and we painted at the Danube canal where I chose the Urania as subject. It is an observatory, a cinema and cultural venue. After that we drove through the city without finding decent motive. So we ended in a café where I did the quick sketch of Michael. In Vienna everything is better with a cup of coffee!

Michael und ich waren wieder auf Maltournee. Das Wetter war wechselhaft und wir malten am Donaukanal. Ich wählte die Urania als Motiv. Es sind dort eine Sternwarte, ein Kino und Kultureinrichtungen untergebracht. Danach fuhren wir etwas planlos durch die Stadt, ohne ein geeignetes Motiv zu finden. Schlußendlich landeten wir in einem Kaffeehaus, wo ich die Ölskizze von Michael anfertigte. In Wien geht alles besser bei einer Schale Kaffee!

Urania, 30 x 24 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel

AquarellMikey, 24 x 18 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel

The painter at work. | Der Maler bei der Arbeit.

Michael works under every circumstance. | Michael arbeitet unter allen Bedingungen.


Bill Sharp said...

Beautiful work Stefan and I like seeing the artists at work.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Stefan the light you are capturing in these outside scenes is phenomenal.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Stefan, cool pictures.. and an excellent little sketch of your friend. Great expression you caught in the face and I love the splash of colour with the watercolour pan at the bottom of the canvas.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Bill. I am not really painting, just posing. ;-)

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Sheila,
I think in painting representional it all comes down to painting the light.
Thank you!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Michael,

I was also pleased with the result although he didn´t pose and moved all the time. So I didn´t get lost into a tight rendering.

Thanks for you comment.