Wednesday, 14 July 2010

New paints and paint box | Neue Farben und Malkiste

This will be a short post from abroad. Meaning Bayreuth, where I will participate in the annual exhibition of the Bayreuther Kunstverein.

Throughout the years I have tried many brands of oilpaints. I think everybody requires different specifications according to his handling of paint. Recently I came accross the paints by Michael Harding and they are great. The consistency and pigmentation are perfect, because I like to use as little painting medium as possible and they can be easily spread and scumbled or applied in heavy impasto. Right now more and more companies carry them, which you can check out on his website.

Dies wird nur ein kurzer Post auf Reisen. Nämlich Bayreuth, wo ich mit einem Museumsbild in der Jahresausstellung des Bayreuther Kunstvereins vertreten bin.

Viele Jahre habe ich immer wieder verschiedenste Ölfarbenmarken probiert. Jeder Maler legt Wert auf spezielle Qualitäten seiner Farben, die seiner Arbeitsweise am Besten entsprechen. Kürzlich entdeckte ich Ölfarben von Michael Harding und sie sind fantastisch. Die Konsistenz und Pigmentierung sind für mich perfekt, da ich versuche möglichst wenig Malmittel zu verwenden. Sie können gut mit dem Pinsel aufgestrichen oder geschummert werden und auch pastos verwendet werden. Mittlerweile sind sie auch leichter am Kontinent zu bekommen und die Adressen kann man auf seiner Website einsehen.

My range of colour I use | Meine Farbauswahl

In the web you will find so many articles and post about pochade boxes and like with paints everybody requires something different, fitting his needs. I have a french easel, very sturdy and for bigger canvases; a homemade cigar box, very lightweight and for 15x 20 cm (6x8 in); an Easyl, very good system but a little too heavy. That´s why I bought an OpenBoxM. I am very happy with it because it is so lightweight and also good for the metric sizes.

Im Web kann man unzählige Artikel über Pochade Boxes (Malkisten, Skizzierkoffer) finden. Jeder präferiert ein anderes System, welches seinen Bedürfnissen am besten passt. Ich habe eine Kofferstaffelei, sehr stabil und gut für große Formate; eine selbstgebaute Zigarrenkiste, sehr leicht und für kleine Formate (15x20 cm, 6x8 in); eine Easyl, sehr gutes System, leider etwas zu schwer. Deswegen habe ich mir eine OpenBoxM gekauft, da sie sehr leicht ist und auch gut für die metrischen Formate passt.

The box with a recent PA study | Die Kiste mit eine PA Skizze


Caroline Bray Art said...

Thanks for the info Stefan! I travel a lot so I'm going to be buying a pochade box in the next week or two (I hate being without my paints when abroad). I'll def take your tips into consideration.

rahina q.h. said...

congratulations and wishing you the best for the exhibition Stefan!
paints are interesting and recently i also bought some of the Harding paints: i like them also.


Hey Nue!!

It's been a while. I see you got an open M !!
Your paintings are looking great and I wish I could be there to paint alongside you.

Cheers... Andrew

Stefan Nuetzel said...

You are welcome, Caroline! I checked out your blog and here is my opinion about traveling easels. Cheers!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thank you for the good wishes, Rahina.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey Andrew!
Glad to read from you and I hope you are fine. As you know, you are my role model and therefore the OpenBoxM. ;-)
It would be great to paint along pretty soon.

Jared Shear said...

Nice work Stefan!

I'm glad you like the OpenBoxM. I've had one for 7 or 8 years and love it. It has accompanied me on many a painting adventure.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Jared!
I was painting a lot during the last weeks and enjoyed having the OpenBoxM. Lightweight and yet so sturdy.

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