Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Final, Final "Lobentruck"

I wasn't quite satisfied with this acrylic so I added some more yellow hues into the truck, barn, pipes, and tree, added blue violet hues into the shadows, some more texture and lighter values into the barn, added white to the sky, lightened the top of the seed spreader, and lightened and simplified the ground a tad. Now I'm done...time to move on! Terry Miura's (click on his "studio notes") oil painting here is a done deal as well. He is a fabulous painter and is very good at writing about the process of building a painting. I strongly urge you to check out his blog and read about his "Lobentruck". I have also posted Mike Bailey's wonderful watercolor "Lobentruck" iteration that he painted for my water color class. Enjoy. And finally... the reference photo that we all painted from.

22 comments:

Holly Van Hart said...

David, I admire the design of your Lobentruck painting. The complementary yellow/purples, and the repeated circle shapes really bring it all together. wow! Holly

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Holly. Love your profile painting!

Mike said...

This whole thing with a class and three artists painting the same thing is very revealing, Dave. You should be proud of a terrific means of showing how different people paint. Applause!

Marian Fortunati said...

I'd love to live near you and take your class! Looks like fun and like I'd learn a lot!

Nick said...

These threads are in danger of outliving the truck! Looks like fun, next time give some notice for us partycrashers.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Mike. Check out the latest on Terry's site.

David Lobenberg said...

Hey, Marian...looks like your work is in the same museum as mine! :)

David Lobenberg said...

Nick: Are you suggesting that maybe we do a similar thing with a few of us watercolorists? That would be a gas!

milindmulick said...

Good,good "Lobentruck"
Also the treat with other two.
Tell me when you will be ready for the next duel..

David Lobenberg said...

I'm ready to start out 2009 with a duel, Milind! Your photo choice.

Barbara M. said...

You David Lobenberg are the Lobentruck master. The painting has
so much juice I almost believe that if the truck could see it could get out of that mud and drive away on pride alone.

You are gooood!!!

Take care,

Barbara

Paz said...

Very cool paintings!

Paz

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Barbara. I worked hard on this one. Terry Miura suggested that the pipes are a little too dominate, and I agree, but the rest of the painting,I like.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you NYC documentarian!

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

Great paintings, David.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Happy Winter Season - which ever does'nt piss everyone off.

HELENE J said...

Nice truck and bright colours!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you Helene.

David Lobenberg said...

Onpainting: Howbout "Happy Festivas!"

Theresa Rankin said...

All three are stunning for different reasons...I love the highlights in yours and the sense of weight and mass!!

David Lobenberg said...

It was a fun project, Theresa. Would you ever want to get involved in one of these?

Theresa Rankin said...

David heck yeah I would!....it would sure be some serious work next to you fellows though...make me work hard!!

David Lobenberg said...

You're on, Theresa. I'm trying to get an Aussie artist involved as well. I'll get back to you sometime in Feb. Meantime, welcome!