Monday, April 26, 2010

California Notrh Coastal Beach

This is a half sheet watercolor painting I did last week from a photo reference that one of my students emailed to me. I love cloudy beach scenes and painting them as simply as possible. There is a Canadian artist in BC by the name of Clive Powsey that does a brilliant job water coloring scenes like this. He's on my blog roll.

12 comments:

Arti said...

lovely painting , David.Such a beautiful and tranquil place!I like the forground very much, with those flowers and bushes.

Carmen said...

Invites us to walk through this place. Very cool and subtle, very nice!

AutumnLeaves said...

This has to be my favorite of your pieces, David. You've captured a delicate beauty here that I never take for granted. I am going to love your watercolors!

Terry Banderas said...

Fabulous, David.

David Lobenberg said...

Greetings in far off India, Arti. I love Indian cuisine! This part of the California coast is indeed tranquil and overcast much of the year. My family loves to visit the coastal areas and escape the high summer temperatures in Sacramento. The flowers and bushes were painted very quickly and spontaneously. If it isn't done that way, they wouldn't look natural. I always try to capture the character of whatever I am painting instead of trying to copy. Your fellow countryman, Milind Mulick is great at doing this.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you Senior Carmen!

David Lobenberg said...

Wow, Autumn, I pleased that you like this one. I'm selling acrylic paintings now-a-days, but watercolor is my first and long time medium.

David Lobenberg said...

Terry, thank you. It's always good to get a base hit!

Mike said...

Base hit?? Are you serious? Dude! This is at least a triple!

How you doin lately??

David Lobenberg said...

Mike, Hi my friend! My art is going great. I'll have one of my acrylic paintings published in the June issue of South West Art Magazine! As far as my teaching position at Sac. City College, not too good. They have eliminated 17 art classes! Next Fall semester, I teach only one class and go on COBRA health insurance. My one class may cover the insurance payments with nothing left for other expenses. So...time to pump up my workshop activity and painting activity. Maybe this one door closing will open up another better door. Times are tough, but we'll get through it!

meera said...

What a beautiful painting-- the water, the background and the flora all captured in a delicate tranquil look.

Sorry to know about the cuts in art classes :( And wish you all the best in your new adventures.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Meera. I think that when doors close, others open.