Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sacramento River and a Teaser

This is a small 4"X12" acrylic on stretched canvas that I painted this last Friday. It features the setting sun on the west bank of the Sacramento River. The pyramid-looking building is unofficially called the Ziggurat. This is one of three major landmarks (on the west bank of the river) that you see at night coming into Sacramento (Sacramento is on the east bank). It looks as if it is totally lighted up from the inside out and from the base to tip top. A pretty amazing sight to see. The other all-glass and steel structure is the second major business building put up in West Sacramento. The second image here is a sneak peek (just a portion of the painting) of my entry into the second go around (or challenge) for my Self Portrait Global Love In blog. I'll post the entire image with the rest of the entries shortly after the Sept. 12 deadline. THE ONLY QUALIFICATION FOR THE SECOND CHALLENGE (like the first) IS THAT IT BE A SELF PORTRAIT WITH SOMETHING ON THE HEAD. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AND POSTED. HAVE FUN!!

11 comments:

Ed Terpening said...

Cool self-portrait. See you in Tahoe in a couple weeks.

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

I got so caught up in the images that I forgot to comment.

Both paintings are wonderful. Looking forward to the hat.

Take care,

Barbara

siete said...

Hi, David, I've enjoyed both paintings, and your self-portrait portion is funny..
Big hug.

Enrique.

Clive said...

Hi David, I haven't been browsing blogs this summer, so it's been awhile; the good thing about that is that there are always lots of great posts and pix to look at. Thanks for the pitch on the book; thats very generous of you...again. Your own paintings from the northwest coast in the post on E.W.V.'s are super. You'd better get up here to paint it fast because we're rapidly turning into a southern Californian climate...which will be interesting to paint too. I was just up on that Comox Glacier last week and there must be 20ft of ice lost of it's surface and hundreds of acres of rocky landscape seeing daylight for the first time in thousands of years. Again, thanks for the post, it's nice to see that a superb painter like Mulind rediscoverd Onley through it too. Best, autumn is coming, and I'll be dropping by more frequently.

David Lobenberg said...

Ed, Are you an artist in the Truckee Trails and Vistas event?

David Lobenberg said...

Looking forward to your hat SP if you are or can do it within your busy schedule.

David Lobenberg said...

Enrique, thanks!

David Lobenberg said...

Clive, I'm glad you like my humble effort. Love, love your book!

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

Very nice work. Will be back to see the portrait of El Guapo.

David Lobenberg said...

Gracias, Senior Bill (Onpainting)!

Bobbi Heath said...

Nice work, David. Can't wait to see your portrait, after the sneak preview. Only two more days!