Thursday, April 30, 2009

Someone's gotta do it!!

And that someone is me! I teach at Sacramento City College, I conduct art workshops, I do my one fine art (at least I think it's fine). I also do commercial painting like you see here. This is one of a stream of steady food paintings I do for a graphic design firm that has many food related clients ranging from wineries, distilleries, and canned foods. They like my "illustrated" look for the food labels they design. At $300 per "spot Illustration", I'm affordable. Most every job is different. This allows me the opportunity to render a panoply of different things...good practice for an artist and the income stream ain't bad! These three paintings will be used to print two different cooking broth labels. The chicken broth label will show the chicken plate with the ladle overlapping it a bit. The beef broth label, through the magic of the computer, will have the chicken taken off the plate and the beef placed on it. Same ladle but via said computer, the golden chick broth will be re-colored to represent beef broth. I suppose a computer artist could do these illustrations, but either they haven't found a good one or none don't compete with my prices and reliability...who knows! The other painting is for a label on a bottle of rum called "Hammock Bay Rum" I'm hoping to get a sample with my illustration on it. Sometimes painting becomes thirsty work don'tcha know?!.

14 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Well, it just goes to show that if you can paint well you can paint anything well, even chicken broth :) Um, did you forget the young lady's clothes in that hammock or is that subliminal advertising? ha ha
It's always a joy to see anything you do.

Padmini Satish Kumar said...

Stunning paintings !!
"but either they haven't found a good one or none don't compete with my prices and reliability...who knows!"..
I believe they must have loved your paintings more than anything..!

Kathy said...

I enjoyed your commercial art pieces and it really shows your diversity in painting. Thanks for sharing with us!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a statement of gratitude! Thanks for that.

David Lobenberg said...

Hi Rhonda. Naked lady in hammock?...Im only follow orders. LOL!

David Lobenberg said...

Padmini, Thank you for the kind words.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Kathy. How about a self portrait paint off in June? Any medium.

David Lobenberg said...

Elizabeth, I dig your bird painting/collages!

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

You are an impressive fellow. I like your work. Painting is thirsty work, and it seems like a good time to raise a glass to toast you.

Here's to David. Pass the Veuve Cliquot.

Take care,

Barbara

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

Food or female, you paint it all well.

Annaquarel.les said...

No matter what you paint, you are a great artist. Cheers!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Mr. Bill (Onpainting).

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Anna. I like your vibrant h2o art.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Barbara. I'll take a sip (or two, or three, or...)