Friday, 8 August 2008

The red chair | Der Rote Sessel

Here is a painting I was working on in Spring. It took us several weeks to complete and I haven´t done such an amitious work for a long time.

Dies ist ein Gemälde an dem ich im Frühjahr gemalt habe. Zur Fertigstellung brauchten wir einige Wochen und ich hatte lange kein so aufwendiges Bild mehr gemacht.



The red chair | Der Rote Sessel, 100 x 100 cm, Oil on Canvas

11 comments:

silvina said...

Excellent work, Stefan! How you managed to paint a red and green composition with out it looking like Christmas, is beyond me. Maybe because you separated the two colors with a dark neutral? hmm. It's wonderful.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Silvina,
I haven´t thought of christmas by choosing this color combination. On the other hand, this might be a christmas painting. :-)

I broke the background colors by glazing over them. Maybe that did the trick.

Thanks for your regular visits and comments.

trailbee said...

Wow! This is really great.

Pedro Ferreira said...

Good work.I like it! I'll start now with oil.
Regards

Ryan Evans said...

The red chair and green backdrop work really to frame the figure. Good work Stefan!

Ryan

ANDREW JUDD said...

What's in the glass Stefan?

Great colors .

Cheers.... Andrew

Sheila Vaughan said...

I like the way the light falls in this painting Stefan, just highlighting her left shoulder. It's clever and it works. Quite a fascinating painting overall.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thank you, Trailbee and Pedro.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Ryan,
it is always a difficult interplay between figure and background. Therfore thanks and cheers..Nue!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Only hard spirits, my dear Andrew!
What did you expect? Thanks and I hope we talk soon.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Sheila,
I tried to deal with the lighting situation very carefully, in order to guide the eye.
Thanks for commenting and dropping by.