Monday, November 10, 2008

Just For The Fun Of It

This is a half sheet watercolor I did about two years ago. I painted it side by side with a workshop student of mine who wanted to do a portrait of this policeman and give it to him as a retirement gift. We worked from a photograph. He copied my painting steps so that in the end, the gift was HIS finished watercolor. Every time I look at this painting, I smile. Currently, I'm working on a commissioned painting to commemorate the '09 Amgen Tour of California (a race that Lance Armstrong will make his come back in), and a painting of an old farm truck that both I and a very talented Sacramento artist by the name of Terry Miura will be painting (from a photo I snapped two years ago). We have a rough due date of Dec. 15 to get together to compare our painterly efforts. These will be future posts with other stuff coming up in about a week or so.

16 comments:

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

Can't wat to see it. I expect it will be good.

Nava said...

That's a fun portrait - and would make a great gift.

Um... just for the record: I did not send Bill!

David Lobenberg said...

Nava: Sometimes, he's on his best behavior. I think its either vicadin or tootsie rolls.

milindmulick said...

waiting for your coming blog.best.
charming police guy here
also I am expecting your comment on my current post where jason is in picture.

Clive said...

That's a great demo. Hmmm...can Lance do it? Hope you post the finished commission.

Nick said...

I'm enjoying these recent watercolors, David. This one reminds me a bit of The Great One in his Smokey and the Bandit role.
And your sister's a looker!!

Holly Van Hart said...

David, ooh how fun. this one makes me smile too! Holly

David Lobenberg said...

I'll check out Jason, Milind.

David Lobenberg said...

Clive: In a few weeks, I'll post the finished painting, Clive. I'm letting it sit on simmer for a few days so I can come back to it fresh. I don't know if you let your watercolors simmer or do it in one fell swoop. I often do my water colors in stages and over two or more days. By the way, the Tour of Calif. is being painted in acrylic.

David Lobenberg said...

Nick: My "sister" or should I say "seeester" turns a lot of heads, indeed. By golly, he does look like the Great One! Jackie Gleason was a comedic genius and a damn good music composer.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Holly. In these hard economic times, we all need a few occasions to smile.

David Lobenberg said...

I'll check out Jason, Milind.

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

Great portrait, and I love your
blog. I like the gallery image
of your watercolour portrait. Super!
You are one funny, talented guy.

I'd tell you that more often, but
I've had internet mess ups lately.

Take care,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Barbara, and I hope the internet mess ups are now in your rear view mirror!

Theresa Rankin said...

Can't wit to see the results!! The portrait is wonderful as all of your pieces are! By the way You have been tagged! Come to my blog and read about it. I know these things take time so you can pass also!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks for tagging me Theresa!