Monday, April 6, 2020

Back to My Blog and Going Online

Back to My Blog and Going Online

   Just putting my toes in the blog waters again. It's been awhile.

   Like you dear reader, I'm sheltered in place (or whatever the hell you  want to call it), because of the big bad Covid-19 pandemic. For the past five or so years I have been criss crossing the country teaching my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop. I have never ever flown so much in my entire life! I've also taught north of the border in Canada. So as you must be able to conjecture, that line of business has gone to hell in a hand basket! Where the term "hell in a hand basket" came from, I haven't a clue, but I do know this: I need to find a way to reach out and connect to my workshop base, so I am developing Plan B.

  Plan B is this: Take my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ style of painting and teach it online. Currently, I am in the throes of figuring this all out. Aside from my website newsletter ( , my Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram platforms, I figure this blog will also help get the word out once I'm up and running.

   I'm not sure how many of my past blog followers will read this or anyone else for that matter. I welcome comments. You can wish me luck and wave me goodbye ( goodbye into the online art teaching world), proffer some advice, ask questions, or whatever. Thanks!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

I've got my blog back, but I'm having problems adding on the comments I'm receiving.  I'm working on fixing this situation. Meanwhile, here are two quick studies I did a few days ago. Also, check out  my Youtube channel. Go there and type in "Lobenberg Art" in the search box. Wave me good by now and wish me luck moderating comments!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ain't the sharpest knife in the draw. I have been locked out of my blog for at least three years!!! I've tried numerous ways to get back in - contacted google, went on Youtube looking for advice, tried to change my password, etc., etc. I won't bore you with recent developments, and I'm not sure what happened, but I'm back in business!!!! I'm hoping I won't get locked out again. Any one out there reading this (and I'm not at all sure I have readers anymore) that can give me some advice, I'd sure appreciate it.
So with that said, here is my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ of Santa. I did a workshop teaching how to paint him two weeks ago, and believe it or not, we will take some time out to paint him again in the CA Vibe workshop scheduled Aug. next year at Art in the Mountains. Check out my full out-of-state schedule at lobenberg I am also on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.
This is an early Christmas present to me!!! Happy, happy holidays to you out there in the blogosphere!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Here is my new promo. Please spread the word about my Youtube channel where I will be adding future tips and techniques. If your organization is interested in booking a California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture three to five day workshop, contact me here or through my website at

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Doin the mess around

Remember John Candy in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles speeding down the highway listening to Ray Charles singing The Mess Around? Loved that movie and scene in particular. Well, today I messed around with my latest California Vibe watercolor portrait that I started and posted yesterday. Was I successful bringing this painting to a successful conclusion or need I do more messing around?

Monday, January 25, 2016

A pearl or a pile of steaming you-know-what?

What the hell. This is a new California Vibe watercolor portrait I just started. Now I'm thinking "where do I take it next?", and why not post it in progress. We shall see what it turns out to be. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, check out my new California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture workshop video.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Two of my latest California Vibe watercolor portraits

These two "California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture" explorations were painted on 140lb. Arches cold press, rough watercolor paper. I am proud to announce that I have a five minute video promotion about my "California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture" workshops that I offer and teach nation wide. This is the Youtube link. By the way, if anyone can tell me how to post the video on my blog here, I would very much appreciate it.