Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Indian Bicycle (in progress)

A superb artist in India by the name of Milind Mulick, a superb artist in Santa Cruz, CA by the name of Mike Bailey, a superb artist in Sacramento, CA by the name of Terry Miura, and yours truly are all painting an Indian street scene (with bicycle) to post and compare by Feb. 1. Herewith is my "start".

20 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

So this is the next promised challenge.

It's fascinating to see how you progress. So far it looks great.

Is this acrylic? Terrific.

Take care,

Barbara

Terry Miura said...

Cool David. there are so many options for a focal point in the reference photo, I wondered what you'd pick out. The "light coming through from the back casting shadows on the ground plane"-ness is pretty sweet~

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

A really good subject and you are doing very well with it so far. Try not to screw it up.

David Lobenberg said...

Terry: I have always liked what you write about the "star" of the painting. Light/bike/cast shadow is my star. Thanks Terry. Love your blog!

David Lobenberg said...

Onpainting: I'll do my level best.

Robin Weiss said...

Cool photo!, Great start!

tonypetersart said...

Hey David,

Looking good! Lately I've been wanting to use a bike as a prop in a painting too.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Robin. Look Ma, no snow!

David Lobenberg said...

Do it, Tony!

wayne said...

Hi David,

Looks great, your work here!! Makes me want to join in on this one! Love the colours and light. Great values ('tones', as we say in Oz)... cheers and best wishes,
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Holly Van Hart said...

Hi David, how fun! can't wait to see the finished products from this group of inspiring artists! Holly

David Lobenberg said...

Wayne: Can you do one of these in March or April? You provide the photo ref.

David Lobenberg said...

I get a little intimidated, Holly, but I'm hanging in there!

Barbara Pask said...

This is excellent. Soooooo good!

David Lobenberg said...

Barbara: I think I forgot to respond to your comment! Yes. my painting is in acrylic. I can make so many changes when I do a painting, that I need fast drying acrylic...and...I like painting with it!

David Lobenberg said...

Barbara Pask: Thanks. I am trying to emphasize the light coming through the store banner and lighting up the area where the bike is parked. This painting is a challenge, but aren't most that way?

bonnieluria said...

David- I really admire how you pared this down to pure composition in it's early phases and unified the scattering of trash in the background to allow the bike to be your focal point.

Wonderful work.

And so interesting to see how you all interpret as you and Terry did on the truck.

David Lobenberg said...

Bonnie: This photo is a tough one to figure out...so much stuff. I like all the stuff, but I also want to get the feeling of raking light and back lighting...we shall see if I succeed. I have a sneaking suspicion that we are going to see some interesting interpretations.

Leslie Sealey said...

You've definitely got a nice feeling for the light and color in the scene. It's looking good!

David Lobenberg said...

Leslie: I knock on the wood of my canvas frame that I keep that feeling of light and color. I'll be posting my finish soon. Sure do love your passing pedestrians painting.