Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Macedonia Episode 1

For the past two weeks I had been to Belcista / Macedonia, where I had been to an Artist Colony in the vicinity of Ohrid with the famous Ohrid lake. There were thirteen artist, working in many different styles and it was a pleasure meeting and working with them.
I took my cigar box easel with me and painted mostly 15 x 20 cm (6 x 8 in) panels.
Here you will see the photos.

In den letzten zwei Wochen weilte ich in Belcista / Mazedonien, wo ich in einer Künstler Kolonie, in der Nähe von Ohrid mit dem berühmten Ohrid See war. Wir waren dreizehn Künstler, mit unterschiedlichsten Arbeitsweisen und es war eine große Freude, miteinander zu malen und sich kennenzulernen.
Ich hatte meine Zigarrenschachtel Malkiste mit und malte hauptsächlich kleine Formate in der Größe 15 x 20 cm (6 x 8 in)
Hier gibt es die Fotos zu sehen.

The Barn | Die Scheune, 15 x 20 cm, Oil on Panel

The Storks | Due Störche, 20 x 15 cm, Oil on Panel

The quiet place | Der stille Ort, 15 x 20 cm, Oil on Panel

The painters ( from left to right) | Die Maler ( von links nach rechts)
Done Miljanovski, Stefka Peykova, Jordan Manasievski, Olja Ristic, Peter Belyashki, Natali Nikolovska, Stavre Dimitov

Church Sveti Jovan Bogoslov-Kaneo and the view over the Ohrid Lake | Kirche Sveti Jovan Bogoslov-Kaneo und der Blick über den Ohrid See

The view into the Valley where Belcista is located. | Der Blick in das Tal in dem sich Belcista befindet.


Jared Shear said...

WOW!....great work Stefan. I really love the barn, but in fact all of these recent paintings are very nice. Looks like a fun painting trip.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Jared! There are more to come.
It was not only a fun trip, it was also very inspiring and enlightening.

Ryan Evans said...

I really like the storks on the chimney! Looks like a great trip and the Basillica is spectacular


Anonymous said...

What a great place. That little, gothic church building is gorgeous. I see they put up-lights at the base all around. It must look stunning lit up at night.

Love the stork painting!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Ryan,
the storks were a challenge to paint and I had to do it mostly from memory, because they moved all the time. Thanks for your comment.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

the whole stay was quite exeptional and I met wonderful people.
The church was located so beautifully, overlooking the lake.
Thanks for your frequent visits.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Stefan, great set of paintings! Macedonia looks like a truly beautiful place to visit judging by your paintings and the photos. In particular I love the painting of the storks, there is something really working in it. It has an almost comical feel about it having the two birds placed precariously on the roof as well as their high placement in the painting itself.. nice job

Anonymous said...

that barn one is great.. i really like your compositions

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Simon for your comment and for dropping by.