Monday, December 29, 2008

Save money by painting snow

Yes, in these increasingly hard economic times, you can save money by painting snow scenes!* With the soaring cost of paint nowadays, why waste too much of it on your paintings? We artists need to economize and a snowscape is just the ticket! Simply remember where NOT TO PAINT! Have a happy new year and remember: waste not, want not. *this economic painting tip applies to watercolorists only. If you paint with any opaque medium, you may be sh-t out of luck!

32 comments:

Nava said...

We're in Rochester NY right now, and as I was preparing to cheerfully economize, the snow has melted into a brownish grayish mush. Now I need to wait for a sale on earth tones. Ah, the hardship of life.

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

They are all nice but I really like the boy with the tree. It is a great piece.

Happy New Year

milindmulick said...

All three are beautiful,wonderful
but my fav. is centre one because it has a bicycle

Clive said...

Hilarious but true. Nicely done paintings too. Best for new year.

W. K. Moore said...

Nice work David.. the snow scenes are quite excellent and a pleasure to see. Save paint when you can!

bonnieluria said...

The way you capture so many different whites is wonderful.
These are terrific paintings David.
Omits and all.

Like the Emperors' new clothes. They're really there but only he can see exactly where they are.

Happy New Year Comrade Lobensbruchensteinkarp.

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

You do crack me up. Actually if you're trying to save money -- it's an excellent principal in any medium -- provided the background is white. But that's not really why you painted snow. Lovely work as usual.

I also like the underlying less is more mantra. I'm going to try to remember that.

Happy New Year,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

I'll keep out a look out for the best earth color deals, Nava.

David Lobenberg said...

Onpainting (Bill): I think that's my fav. too. Happy new yr. back you hilarious person you!

David Lobenberg said...

I knew you'd like the bike, Milind!

David Lobenberg said...

Clive: Thanks Mr. h2o painter north of the border.

David Lobenberg said...

Hey, W. K. Thanks for checking them out. I look forward to seeing more of your snowscapes.

David Lobenberg said...

Comrade Bonnie: Lobensbruckensteinkarp? Where's my German/English dictionary? Happy new year, comrade!

David Lobenberg said...

I gotta tellya Barbara, the less is more mantra is one of my new year's resolutions. You have a great new yr.!

rob ijbema said...

excellent idea david,
this year i will only paint white cars!
your snow scenes are spot on,love them all
have a great 09 you hear!

David Lobenberg said...

You have a great '09 too, Rob! Looking forward to seeing ALL white race cars on your blog(:

Barbara Pask said...

All three of these are very very nice. Leaving things white might work for you but probably not with oils, lol.

David Lobenberg said...

Yep. As an oiler, Barbara, you are going to have
to find another way to save on paint. Meanwhile, have a great '09 and enjoy your painting passion!

Robin Weiss said...

Ha! Glad I got a big tube of titanium white for Christmas!

Nice trio David! . Not only did you save money on paint , you have next years Christmas card!

David Lobenberg said...

Robin: Since I am also an acrylicer, I know what a wonderful present Titanium White can be to give to a painter!

wayne said...

Hi David!
LOL, yes i recently bought some white house paint to redo the walls and skirtings but due to 'the times' I'm thinking of using it in some of my paintings --a poor man's gesso?!..just kidding ...i hope | :∫

As for the white ground of watercolor paper, yes, i have some pristine 22 x 30s as well as crinkled old sheets lying about, but the paint tubes are looking decidedly crinklier.

I like your top piece best. But the lowermost piece is for me the most unusual (in a colour sense for a snow scene) ...they are all excellent! Have great 2009! Best wishes,

David Lobenberg said...

Happy New Year back to you Wayne living "down under"! Not really down under, because there is no down and up, over and under et al out there in the universe, is there? Let us pray to the painting muse that we may continue to use gesso in'09.

TUKAN said...

Hi david,color distribution and perstective, the way you handeled is great. and your comment on this piece is so funny.

Holly Van Hart said...

David, these are absolutely lovely. who cares if they cost less? they're worth more!! my favorite is the third one. Happy 2009, Holly

Marian Fortunati said...

All of these are wonderful David...

Love the tongue in cheek, too!

David Lobenberg said...

I agree TUKAN...god, not religion. Thank you for stopping by, and can you send me some Indian food please?

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks and a big Happy New Art Year back, Holly!

David Lobenberg said...

In these time, we need as much humor as we can get. Happy Art New Year, Marian!
And remember more is less or is it less is more? Oh well, 8 or a half dozen of the other is what I say.

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

Too much holiday break for you? Where is the new work? Let's go, let's go.

David Lobenberg said...

You are absolutely right, Onpainting! Idle hands are the devil's workshop. A New Year's promise to you...a bevy of new work to come.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You are funny ;)
Love the snow scenes.
Easy for me to say that I love snow because I am a snowbird in Naples, Florida for the winter. I feel bad that I'm going to miss a slammin' snowstorm tomorrow up in the Boston area, where I'm from. Such is life.

David Lobenberg said...

Stay nice and toasty in Florida, Mary!