Friday, March 19, 2010

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose And By Any Other Name Is A Rose.

My students are painting one to two flowers max. in a simple bud vase this week at Sacramento City College. We are all working on 8"X10" canvases with a limited palette of Titanium white, Napthol Red, Cad. Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, and Mars Black. This is mine, and I'll post some of my student's work next week. Compare this to my Coca-cola painting two posts back...guess I'm in my Yellow period.

14 comments:

Sujit Sudhi said...

Beautiful. I particularly like the left edge of the rose. Thanks for posting this fabulous creation of art.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Love the loose, brisk brush strokes and luminous colors. The rose bud looks luscious!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a perfect and most exquisite rose!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you so much, Sujit.

David Lobenberg said...

Loose, brisk brush strokes...let me see...who paints so well that way? Oh, I know!...Jennifer McChristian! You are always an inspiration.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, what I wanted my class to do is to observe their flowers very carefully, then squint to try to get the impression of them without painting a lot of detail with small brushes. Check out Jennifer McChristian and Carol Marine, if you haven't already.

bonnieluria said...

".guess I'm in my Yellow period."
I think you're in your terrific and prolific period.
I love that swooshy precision you demonstrate so well.

David Lobenberg said...

Comrade Bonnie, You make a good point...I'm may also be in my "yellow AND "swooshy" period. I love to see paint precisely swooshed, and a dude who did that very well was John Singer Sargent.

bonnieluria said...

I just splurged on a release of a book on Joaquin Sorolla that is worth every penny of $75.
If you love to look at and wonder about the use of color and the squishy, fearless use of strokes, I can't recommend this enough.
Although he has some portrait work that is more refined, his women and children on the beaches of Spain in that golden sun will make you swoon.
Amazon has it and it's magnificent,

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks comrade Bonnie! I shall check him out.

Celeste Bergin said...

I love this and can't wait to see the student work too!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Celeste. student work to be posted soon (after I grade them).

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

I like the perspective on this piece. It will be interesting to see the student versions.

David Lobenberg said...

Onpainting, Your wish is my command. In about a week or two, I will be posting some student paintings.