Sunday, November 16, 2008

Here I go.

Ma plan is tuh end up with ma "Lobentruck" paintin to have a rough hewn Turlock country look if yer git my drift. Sumthin that ma brother, Billy Joe Bob Lobenberg would be mighty proud of. Wha sucks, he might even twist a few more arms and git it in the Turlock Museum of Modern Art side by side with ma huge portrait paintin! Now I ain't got a strict plan. I'm kinda feelin ma way here and there with ma values, colors, and such. I love irrigation pipes ta death y'all, so I put some in leanin against the barn and on the ground tuh emphasize sum forward motion. It ain't dun, but it's movin along now. Wish me luck, y'all! **Just added a pen/watercolor plein air sketch I did 2 yrs. ago at the site of this "Lobentruck"...rear end view with other abandoned old ranch equipment scattered about.

12 comments:

milindmulick said...

Its going great,looks like you had a colorist start while terry has started tonally.It is still on the way but may be i would like to put some ultamarine or violetish blue in shadow coplimenting the yellow as well adding the colorist look.
cheers.
p.s. someday invite me for duel if u wish

David Lobenberg said...

I agree, Milind. When I get back to this painting, I'll get some complimentary colors going. In the future (beginning of next yr. in January?), I'd like to do an acrylic "dual" with you. how about you supply thr reference photo. Something of India perhaps?

rob ijbema said...

always interesting seeing two artist do the same subject...
(bit slow for me mind)
looking good,looking old!

milindmulick said...

happy painting as usual.
there is this tagging thing going on,I have just tagged you on my recent post (if you ont mind)

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Rob. That's what I'm looking for...old and grungy...not like your slick racing machines.

David Lobenberg said...

Milind: That's funny, my clothes attract paint like a magnet attracts iron filings! Thanks for the tag!

wayne said...

David, ...wow!!! oustanding!! Wish I had done this one! You have achieved the 'luminous effect' using predominantly opaque pigments! A happy 'vehicle' of your colours. Wow!!

A comical self-effacing commentary adds to the colour of your post! But anyone who knows 'anythoing' about colour in art, would recognise this as a masterful work.

The late great American color theorist Faber Birren (1900-1988), who wrote extensively on 'luminosity', 'irridence' in art (using traditional pigments, namely, ones that were not intrinsically that way), would, I'm sure, be smiling upon you! Seems to me you're one of those rare 'luminosity luminaries'! There's no 'dense darks'— that would collapse the sense of inner light/luminosity. The colours are generally compressed to mid-high key values. The variegation of colour whilst maintaining luminosity is IMO an outstanding feature of this work. To my eyes the work seems fully 'whole'... maybe all that's lacking is the signature!

The intentionally and artfully placed pipes in the foreground (like dislodged giant 'extractors'??!) are transposed in the background (leaning against the barn) like triple exhausts???!

This truck is 'going nowhere fast'. But 'nowhere fast' is maybe like 'everywhere slow'?? In the latter sense, for me, your work resonates with Edward Hopper's painterly sense of silent aloneness. Yet your painting extends EH's colours: there is a time-transcendent quality and, the colours combined with the subject convey, for me, less the importance of 'particularness' and specialness of time and/or locale than a universal one. For me, this truck could be in US, Aust, India, anywhere. Everywhere.

..it should be in that museum!
cheers
~W

david lobenberg said...

Wayne: If only I could describe art as well as you! You bring up an interesting point, and that is, when does one put down the brush and sign the painting? Sometimes the "Immediacy" of a painting can "go south" if overworked. You may have noticed that I have left the sky, distant fields, and tree unpainted. I struggle with both sky and trees. I'm letting this piece rest for a while, and will come back and finish it before the Dec. 12 deadline. Wish me luck. Gladya like the pipes!

Theresa Rankin said...

Looks good David...has a rich painterly feel! I would love to see you and Milind do a paint off! How fun!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Theresa. I'm hoping the paint off will happen soon. Milind is such a wonder full painter. The great thing about paint offs is that they are like rising tides...they raise all the boats to a higher level. Let me know if you would like to join us!

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

Cool sketchbook work as well as the other pieces. I tried to comment on the bikes but was blocked. A very ambitious work that is going to be awsome.

David Lobenberg said...

Well that's crummy, Bill. I would like to hear your advice. Did you dot your "i"s and cross your "t"s before you clicked on "post comment"?