Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wacknov Goes Berserk In Classroom!

About half a year ago, I invited that crazy and wonderfully inventive San Francisco Bay area artist Myrna Wacknov to come to my Sacramento City College water color class to show us the right stuff. She came about two weeks ago and did a self portrait from a reference photo that she had shot using the photo booth function on her Imac. Myrna went berserk working on a weird paper substrate and using funny drawing instruments and mondo bizarro inks and bleach! At the conclusion of her demo, she simply picked up her self portrait and smiled!... so did my class!!! Check out Myrna's blog to see more of her crazy and beautiful experimentations. Tell her Lobenberg sent you.

15 comments:

Kathy said...

Great post! I'm a big fan of Myrna and her work.

Lauren Maurer said...

Love her style!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Great photos David! And, I like the way you write! Love those bracelets!

David Lobenberg said...

Yes, Peggy, great bracelets!...along with her art, of course!

Mike said...

Myrna is a treasure that all of us painters hold in the highest regard. She is AWSOME!!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Wow, great post and thanks for the link to her site. Always entertaining and full of great info...I am enjoying your blog.

Clive said...

This is interesting to see...also blown away by older posts I missed...sun up to sundown and downtown dead end. Marvellous.

Dan Kent said...

Go Myrna! I've never seen a more experimentally creative painter. Wish she was on the east coast! The class must have been blown away.

David Lobenberg said...

Damn right, Mike.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Clive. Always appreciate your comments.

David Lobenberg said...

They dug it big time, Dan.

RHCarpenter said...

Your students are lucky to have you and lucky to have guest artists like Myrna - she's great!

David Lobenberg said...

That, she is, Rhonda!

Barbara M. said...

Fantastic David. I'm in Florence right now at the Florence Biennale, so it's difficult to comment, but I have missed your blog and your humour. Hi from Italy.

Take care,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Have a rollicking good time in Italia, Barbara, and a safe return to Canada!