Friday, November 28, 2008

Progress On The Lobentruck

Further progress on the "Lobentruck" that Terry Miura and I are working on. I also present the wining charcoal drawing from my Monday and Wednesday morning drawing class at Sacramento City College. My class voted this wonderful rendering by Anika Polyak as the winner by secret ballot. I have noticed that my truck, compared to Terry's and my student's, is stubby. Well, maybe that's because I'm a little stubby. I weigh about 185lbs. and am 5 foot seven and a tad inches tall. That's OK. My Lobentruck will not be altered. Consider it the opposite of an El Greco painting.

18 comments:

Myrna said...

Only you can make a rusty old truck look beautiful! Stubby is good. I should know.

Barbara M. said...

Okay David,

Your truck is not stubby -- it looks
right. So if you are stubby like
your truck, then you look good too.

Great work.

Barbara

Holly Van Hart said...

David, I love what you've got going with the purples and yellows in this piece. The colors really sing! Holly

wayne said...

Hi David
Anika's charcoal is superb IMO. The agedness of the vehicle is resonating here in the B/W medium of charcoal. I love the smudged bits around the foreground, the handling of rust, and the drawing per se.

I never noticed a stubby look about the truck in your painting. The vertical format of the painting balances that in my eyes anyway. To me, the work is more about colour and composition. And I like the colours in this piece +++.
The division/partitioning of space, the asymmetric balancing of shape-forms and their respective 'area-weights' values and colours is, for me, in the spirit of Mozart: '...in such a way that connoiseurs must find satisfaction but even non-connoiseurs must feel content without knowing why.'

[...those students of yours are lucky to have a teacher such as you...]
Cheers,
~W

milindmulick said...

I love that violet and the color that is coming up or has come up
after the last image

David Lobenberg said...

Mryna: I'm aworking on makin the dang truck even more purty. I ain'ta ashamed of bein stubby neither!

David Lobenberg said...

Thankya Barb fer yer kind words.

David Lobenberg said...

I'm teelin yer, Holly, colors ain't easy and the dirt has bin givin me fits, but I ain'ta given up!

David Lobenberg said...

My young college aged students often look at me with blank faces, but I know they love me. Anika is one of them, and she always gets down and does a grand job. All of them do. They are a great class! I think the truck is a wee bit stubbier then it is in reality, but painting is not reality, and yes, I love grappling with, color, texture, edges, composition, and brush work.

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

The Lobentruck is a blatant symbol of excess. Do you really need such a fancy truck to carry sweat hogs to the dairy queen?

Terry Miura said...

Hey hey~ Congratulations to Anika~ She done good!

I look forward to the water color results. Mine has gone into the "process mode", in which I am messing around with the formal elements of picture making. Fun stuff!

David Lobenberg said...

Terry, my man, I can hardly wait to see what you come up with,

David Lobenberg said...

Onpainting; That there "symbol of excess" (say...you must be ithchin fer a fight!) has not only hauled sweat hogs to the Dairy Queen but hay tuh Hayward and Turkeys tuh Turlock. Why it's even hauled Class A steer manure from Billy Joe Bob's spread tuh the Bandini ski mountain in Modesto! Remember them cool Bandini TV ads in the early tuh mid 1970's? Try not tuh raise no more ruckus whenya comment here pard.

Mike said...

I'll join you in the 'stubby' category!

In looking at all the renditions of this ole rascal (not you, Dave!)I am beginning to think that some shakin' up needs to be done with it. I think I'll put my brush to work and see what I kin do with it, too. One never knows what might happen, eh Dave? ;-)

David Lobenberg said...

Mike: Play,play,play! Seeya this Fri>

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

Based on current condition of Lobenbergmobile - I think I will walk.

Mike said...

Well, Dave, I guess the cat is outta da bag. I have published my version of the Lobentruck on my blog.

FYI to all who read this, Dave and I had a 'paint off' in front of his class. Whaddda BLAST we had!

David Lobenberg said...

Mike: Indeed, your "Lobentruck" captures the essence of an old derelict!