Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Trinity"


This is a watercolor painting I did a few years back for the Sacramento Ballet. It was reproduced as a limited edition print and sold to patrons. I painted it from a reference photo from the Joffre Ballet Company. I'm posting it as my last example of gesture art. I was just visited on my blog by an artist in Wales who does terrific race car paintings with lots of gestural style motion in them. His name is Rob Ijbema and his blog is: car-a-day.blogspot.com. Check him out via my links section.

14 comments:

Terry said...

dood. you need to come draw and paint with us at my studio~ I want to see you do these gesture drawings / paintings!

Wangsteele said...

I'm an admirer of your art and currently a student in your workshops. I love your watercolor ballet dancers! There's one of your prints hanging in the Folsom Physical Therapy where I work-out. Will you consider posting more of that series in your blog?

David Lobenberg said...

Terry: Yea, I gotta make some time for this, and you have wonderful models. I'm thinking about bringing my newsprint pad and charcoal to your Saturday open sessions. It would be fun to organize an all-gesture session (60 second drawings) or maybe split the difference. Do you do theses types of things? Hey, we could all get liquored up and do 2 second gestures!!! Only kidding,

David Lobenberg said...

Mary: The answer is NO!!! Well...OK... I have one I did called "Dance of The Snowflakes" (music by you-know- who. He's was a Ruskie). So I'll post that one in the near future. Thanks for visiting, Mary. Love your h2o work!

P.S. I think you may know something about Chinese/Japanese brush painting. If you do, check out my latest comment/reply to Silvina's question in my "Got Japanese Gesture" post, and let me know what you think about it. Love your photo...what do the characters say? Your name?

Clive said...

Lovely image and lots of great new posts; I also love the gesture drawings.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Clive.

Wangsteele said...

I like the gesture drawings. You're right on re: Chinese & Japanese calligraphy & painting. Learn the rules & methods of brush movements then practice, practice.
Thanks for viewing my blog. The character is FU and its intentionally hung upside down -- meaning "luck has arrived" :-)

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks for the info., Mary. I checked out Dale's h2o's. Wonderful work, and I liked yours as well.

rob ijbema said...

talking about motion,this has got great movement,the figures are excellent david.
just added your blog to my painting wales diary.
thanks for the kind words and the mention.

David Lobenberg said...

Rob: You and I are motion junkies.

David Lloyd said...

A truly remarkable piece, David.

David Lobenberg said...

Many thanks, David.

Leslie Sealey said...

What a cool painting, I like this one-it's really uplifting!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Leslie! I was on your blog last night. That night train and night light standard you painted are killers! You do very beautiful, creative, and stylish work.