tisdag 21 juni 2011

Painting a cabin in the woods and then came the old guy!

Hi everyone!

I just came home with a painting. Boy I was lucky that it survived the curiosity of a senior citizens attack.
While I was painting the historic cabin, which the local museum had build up in the woods, an elderly man came over to me shouting for his wife to come over and to have a look at the artist and his painting.

She only gave a muffled sound of discontent and then she marched in the opposite direction.  Meanwhile he got real existed about the painting. Told me that he approves of my work and that I am a real artist because he really could see what I am painting.

He found it so funny that I painted all the rubbish on the left side of the cabin. He was hammering with his big finger on the wet canvas telling me that it was him putting all the old tools near the cabin....here....pointing on the canvas.....on the left side of the cabin. And the stuff......here....pointing.....are old fishing tools....here....pointing on the canvas again.

I got real busy lifting the painting a bit but he followed me talking all the time and popping his fingers on the canvas. I thought I would faint but luckily nothing happens to the fresh paint. It must be a miracle that nothing happened to the painting as the old man was not shy at all telling his stories with a lot of gusto and animation.

Cheers
E.Milz

Swedish Cabin
Size: 16 x11 inch
        40.5 x 28 cm
        Oil on Panel
Price: 525 Euro


If you want to have a closer look at the brush strokes, click on the image!









12 kommentarer:

  1. Funny what situations one can end up in while painting :).

    SvaraRadera
  2. yes, do you remember the woman with the apples or the guy who bought the painting from you? There is always something to remember when being out and painting. Which job give you that full life?

    //E

    SvaraRadera
  3. That is a funny story and you will always remember the man and his finger whenever you look at this painting!

    The painting is excellent, despite the "help"!

    SvaraRadera
  4. Rolina, the funny thing is that the story is not over yet. I will have to go over there again several times and paint the old mill up there. He is waiting for me, he said to me. =-o

    cheers
    E.Milz

    SvaraRadera
  5. I swear i can see a fingerprint just left of the door ;)

    Love the painting!

    SvaraRadera
  6. Yeah, Everyone is saying that with the "help" I got, my paintings are better. I should keep the old guy doing the last touch on the edges!

    cheers
    Eckhardt

    SvaraRadera
  7. Haha, you should bring him with you wherever you go to paint!
    Thanks for sharing these stories, it's a great read :)

    -Johan

    SvaraRadera
  8. LOL, oh boy I am coming under pressure here. What shall I do know when I simply paint and have no story to tell. =-O

    SvaraRadera
  9. Very nice work, Eckhardt!

    SvaraRadera
  10. Wow, that's a plein air adventure for sure! The end result came out great despite the finger painting.

    SvaraRadera
  11. Hi Stabeliad,
    thank you I am happy you like the painting!
    all the best to you!
    Cheers
    Eckhardt

    SvaraRadera