Wednesday, October 15, 2008

He's hog wild...oink, oink.

On Oct. 8, I started another portrait of my brother Billy Joe Bob Lobenberg as a demo. for a local art club here in Sactown (Sacramento). This good ole boy from Turlock sure ain't no high falooten city boy...he was born at a party in a barn, and that ain't no lie! So my challenge was to capture the raw essence of the man. Acrylic on canvas.

16 comments:

Myrna said...

Great Image! Energetic brush work and lots of attitude. I think sometimes demos produce some of the best work because one doesn't have time to fuss over it. Regarding this being your "brother"...do you remember that old cowboy song that goes "how can I believe you when I know you've been a liar....."?

David Lobenberg said...

Are the lyrics you just delineated similar in thought to Peter crying "wolf!"?
Kudos coming from you are particularly satisfying.

silvina said...

Excellent work. Very expressive brushstrokes. Like Myrna said, energetic.

milindmulick said...

this is great
You have caught him in all sense,the expression ,the brush work , texture

Nava said...

If I may interfere in the mighty teachers conversation...

"So my challenge was to capture the raw essence of the man" - and raw he is. I can hear his Harley Davidson roaring in the background.

There's sometin' about them rusty colors that you chose to portray him, that adds to his rawness. That's one tough dude - but I can't help wondering if he has a "mom" tattoo on his forearm.

VanDerHoekArt said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog David! I too haven't visited yours in a while and I've missed a lot.

Tis painting of your brother is great! The undone edges reinforce the personality you've captured. It was also interesting to see this painting's progress and read about the palette you used.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Silvina and thanks for the Sofa!

David Lobenberg said...

Your last posted portrait wears a turban and mine wears a cowboy hat and both have beards. You are a wonderful portrait artist, and I appreciate your comments on this one.

David Lobenberg said...

Nava: How did you know about the tattoo?! Please don't mentioned it to anyone else!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Kim. How about you painting a carved pumpkin next?

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Does he know you are supposed to pay him or do you just provide the beer?

Paz said...

Very cool painting! I'm sending good thoughts for the continuous healing of your eye.

Paz

David Lobenberg said...

I can feel your thoughts! Thanks, Paz!

David Lobenberg said...

Onpainting: A beer every 5 minutes and he's mighty happy!

Theresa Rankin said...

I love the energy!! Fantastic job, David! He looks like he was born partying!

David Lobenberg said...

Theresa: Thankya mam!