Sunday, August 8, 2010

Horst Hittenberger - Fresh Figs



Artist:
Horst Hittenberger
Medium: Oil on canvas panel
Size: 12"x 16"
Artist's blog: http://horsthittenberger.blogspot.com/

11 comments:

Angela said...

Simply Beautiful. You outdid yourself.

Mark Jarvis said...

Wow! Reminds me of a painting by Rembrandt that I saw in Metropolitan Museum, NY. It has many touches of the Old Masters.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Well, Horst - you certainly have set the bar pretty high! This is exquisite.

Linda Young said...

Wonderful Horst, this is absolutely beautiful.

Horst said...

Thank you, thank you, you are all to kind.

Lela Stankovic said...

Horst you definitely achieved a highly realistic presentation of what was provided as a photo reference. I am so happy to see that starting from your previous “Baby Duck” painting your painting accomplishments are just getting better and better. Congratulations!

Now comes an interesting part … what is next … and could it be better? The answer to that question goes beyond provided photo reference. It will almost never be there. It is known that camera has its own limitations fueling a never ending discussion about using photos as a painting reference.

Enjoy your great accomplishment with this painting and just think about a special mood, emphasized light and shadow game, extremely soft edges to simulate “vanishing in the darkness” or sharp “pop-up” edges to emphasize happenings, feelings, intuitive suggestions and hidden messages for the viewer. I know all this sound as “philosophy” not “clear-to-follow” instructions, but you reached that stage and need to continue your journey.

horst1hh said...

Thanks Lea for the comments and constructive critique, I am ready for the trip ( oh' where is my ticket)

Pat Koscienski said...

Horst, when I saw your painting on the sidebar of my blogspot, I thought it was Lela's photograph. It's painted perfectly. Lela's right, though, we all need to push ourselves beyond the photograph. That's the hardest part!

Byannick said...

Horst, you get better and better ;)
No need to get a ticket to ride ;) jump in ;)

Cheri said...

Very Nice

Paula said...

Very nearly a copy of the photograph without overwhelming with minutae. The tops of the figs are the best of the painting. Very well done.