Monday, August 3, 2009

A Painting is Worth a Thousand Words

As an adjunct art professor and fine artist, I make more money than I know what to do with. It has always been a thorn in my side, but just recently I found something to do with it. I purchased an ocean going freighter...cool name, blazing red hull...my money has been wisely invested. But do you know what?...my friends don't believe that I make that level of income to invest in this bad boy. Well I do!! And to prove it, I have painted an acrylic portrait of Globe Trekker docked at the Port of Sacramento and ready to take on a shipment of wood chips. I am truly a happy man.

24 comments:

painterchum said...

thanks for showing the development of this painting in pictures, it's helpful, like watching a demo.

lifeartist said...

As an adjunct professor, I'm rolling in dough too!. May be I should invest in one of the ships that come to Chicago through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Jan Blawat said...

I have a canoe, in case the levee breaks. (No matter where you live in Sacramento county, it's wise to have a boat.)

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

That proves it. You rich painter you. Sure wish I owned one of those.
Super painting.

Take care,

Barbara

Lauren Maurer said...

I like seeing the progression, too! I wish I had your money problems!!

milindmulick said...

A painting is worth a thousand words and even more a million dollars..

Bobbi Heath said...

I absolutely love the Globe Trekker! And thanks so much for the process photos, very instructive. Glad you bought a colorful vessel, no point in owning something boring.

David Lobenberg said...

You are welcomed painterchum.

David Lobenberg said...

Lifeartist (Davida), I think that would be a wise investment!

David Lobenberg said...

You are absolutely correct Jan, and this is an El Nino year.

David Lobenberg said...

I knew you would believe in my absolute honesty, Barbara.

David Lobenberg said...

Lauren, Just become an adjunct art prof., and your money worries will be over!

David Lobenberg said...

You got that right, Milind. Now if only my paintings were worth millions. I'd buy another ocean freighter. Perhaps an oil tanker.

David Lobenberg said...

Bobbi, I wouldn't be caught dead owning a boring black hulled tanker. Nosiree!

Leslie Sealey said...

I love your painting; it makes me think of the Houston Ship Channel.

David Lobenberg said...

I would love to be at the Houston ship channel painting freighters and any hippos that may be in the water, and don't deny, Leslie, that there aren't any hippos in Houston. I've seen your paintings, Texas cowgirl!

lifeartist said...

If you ever come to Chicago I will take you down to 'Harvard on the Rocks': Navy Pier. I was in the last class to attend the University of Illinois at Navy Pier. It was quite an experience and I look back on it with fondness. When the school was moved to a gleaming new facility, a certain comraderie was lost. My age is showing!

Grand painting, David!

David Lobenberg said...

I'll take you up on that offer if I ever visit the windy city, Lifeartist (Davida). If I do make it to Chicago it will be via Globe Trekker. I'll invite you on board for a tour.

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

I don't think we are paying our teachers enough. You should have the Queen Mary.

David Lobenberg said...

Bill (Onpainting), In our culture, there is a large host of professions that we value way, way more than educators when it comes to M O N E Y.

bonnieluria said...

How that smeared mass of orange becomes the finished painting just grabs me by the throat!
I love seeing the unlikely process to that finished piece which is terrific.

siete said...

David, Thanks for this setp by setp painting lesson, I've enjoyed it.

I'll visite you mor eften.

Greattings.

Enrique.

David Lobenberg said...

Comrade Bonnie, that's the joy of opaque mediums.

David Lobenberg said...

Enrique. You are welcomed and glad you stopped by!