Monday, March 9, 2009

Crush Work!!!

A week ago I posted three paintings of a road and cantilever bridge out on the Sacramento Delta under the title of "Brush Work". Well...check out this story emailed to me this morning from a collector and graphic designer friend of mine: David, This is an interesting view of the bridge you featured in your blog last week. My friend Shannon was driving through the area one day a couple of years ago and had the misfortune to cross the bridge on the first day a new bridge tender was working. She stopped her car where she was suppose to, but he waved her to MOVE IT UP FURTHER. Shannon made it out of the car by pulling herself through the broken window just before the whole top was smashed in. She had some spinal compression problems, but she's still alive. This is not really relevant to anything, just that when I saw your painting, the massiveness of that big concrete block reminded me how much damage it can do. How much damage it can do?...no shit Sherlock! By the way, the front and rear tires look a little deflated. Here is another acrylic that I painted of the same bridge two years ago on un-stetched canvas (about 36"X48")

12 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Man David,

You are goood with the acrylics. Are you using them very watered down to get that watercolour effect?

What a story! The poor woman.

Great blog as always.

Take care,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Yes, I used water and maybe some medium.

David Burge said...

That's a great painting David!, and a heck of a story! She was lucky to escape at all. Thanks Mr Bridge guy for the parking advice!..not
Compo one would hope!?

Arti said...

That was a horrifying tale...but a well made painting.I wonder how do you manage to make your acrylics so "flowy" and transparent...The water is just perfect!

David Lobenberg said...

Hey, David...what's "Compo"?

David Lobenberg said...

Arti: I thin my acrylic with a little water on my brush. You can't use too much water...just the right amount. I could have used fluid acrylics as well but in this case, it was heavy body on a wet brush.

Paz said...

I love the painting. Love the colors and the reflections. Love the scene.

Oh. My. Gosh. What a story. I'm glad the lady made it out alive.

Paz

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks NYC photo artist!

mizah g√ľncel said...

very good thanks
http://www.mizahguncel.blogspot.com/

David Lobenberg said...

Mizah,

Sure wish I could read your language as your cartooning art and drawing looks very interesting. Perhaps google has the ability to translate to English on your blog? Thank you for dropping by!

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

Very very nice bridge work, David. Maybe you could donate the sale money to that poor woman who needs a new car.

David Lobenberg said...

On painting: How do I know? She may be an AGI exec!
She can replace that Mercedes 5o times over! Forget it! She ain't gettin a nickle!!!