Monday, May 26, 2008

2 from the Archive



One of my earlier acrylics when I thought I didn't really know what I was doing, but it ain't so bad is it? Painted on stretched canvas 12"X 48".
#2 is a h2o (watercolor) painting on Fabriano Artistico 140lb. cold press of a college art student of mine that had a very paintable face indeed. The circles I painted in, because he always added circles into his paintings. Actually, this is mixed media with sketch lines added in conte crayon.

12 comments:

bonnieluria said...

I really see how the first painting of the stream and rocks draws you right in. It sure looks like you knew what you were doing.

And that portrait! Yeow- it's stunning and exudes life and activity both of the brush and the model.
So wonderful.
I can't imagine anything more ambitious than a portrait in the most unforgiving medium of watercolor.
Bravo to you!

onpainting said...

They are both nice pieces.

David Lobenberg said...

Bonnie: Thank you so much. I'm trying to launch a new revenue stream with my watercolor portrait painting talent. Something a little different. I'll save that for future posts. Have you used the polymer glazes yet over your finished paintings? I also think that a gloss medium can be mixed into your colors as you are painting.

David Lobenberg said...

Hey, mucho gracias Onpainting amigos.

silvina said...

David, absolutely gorgeous portrait!!! One of the best watercolor portraits I've seen! Wow, man.

David Lobenberg said...

Hey Silvina! I'm currently taking a break from working on a watercolor portrait. I'm working on a watercolor portraiture revenue stream concept, but right now it's hush, hush, and top secret. Go to Mike Bailey's blog and go to his post just before the current one. It's a street scene I believe. Then click on "on turning 65". It's a link to Myrna Wakov's blog. SICK self portraits!!!... in watercolor. I LOVE them and have been communicating with her on her particular techniques. She tries all sorts of things. Thanks for stopping by.

Nick said...

I like both, but especially the portrait, that's kickass! Watercolor portraiture needs to have flair, and you got that in spades. thanks for the plug too-Nick

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Nick. I'm interested in your DVD, but my wife and I are watching our pennies. She just got laied off from her teaching job, and the summer (and especially in this economy) can be slow. It's on my wish list!

onpainting said...

Like your new header even though I would never use that color myself.

David Lobenberg said...

Onpainting: does not your comment here fall under the category of "Left Handed Comment"? You guys are just too funny...luvya!,,,you are being funny, aren't ya?

rob ijbema said...

love the colors of the rocks in the stream painting,the purples work so well against the greens and that water really flows,excellent!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Rob. I'm sure you enlarged the image of the mountain stream and saw the impasto in the water. I wanted to get the effect of fast running water and felt that this helped.