Wednesday, April 21, 2010

UFO or simply a landmark?...David's blog readers want to know.

It's got a pole on top with an American flag, and it seems to be anchored to the ground with what looks like steel girders. I say it's a Sacramento landmark off Interstate 5 as you enter the city from the south. I'm sure of this. Now you know.

14 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Hunh...and here I thought it was a water tower! LOL I love that semi on the overpass, the sweeping movement of the grasses. A lovely painting, David!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

No bright lights or strange tones issuing from it? Hmmm.

I love your palette of greens in this painting. They are a challenge, and these are lovely.

Terry Miura said...

That's a rad painting~ Two thumbs up!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Grabbed my attention right away, being that I am from Mars.... Pennsylvania that is.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Autumn. Good word you have for the foreground grass..."sweeping". Actually, most of my painting is sweeping. I have always admired artists that use big, juicy sweep-like paint strokes. John Sargent was good at that and even in watercolor!.

David Lobenberg said...

Elizabeth, I gotta tell you that green foliage can drive me to drink, but with this painting, it was so easy... what's up with that?!!! Your ducky paintings are a gas!

David Lobenberg said...

Not one but two thumbs up from Miura?...now that's rad! Thanks.

David Lobenberg said...

What a double hoot and a half, Maria!!... you ARE FROM MARS!!!! (Pennsylvania).

Ginny Stiles said...

I can't believe what a lesson in composition this is!!!
This is nothing I EVER would have thought of painting! Ever! And yet I find it quite fascinating...especially like the blurred truck flying through the painting!!!

David Lobenberg said...

Ginny, That water tower is so visually exciting for me that I had to paint it. And the meadow in front and the traffic wizzing by is the icing on top of the cake. Glad you like it!

Leslie Sealey said...

Oooh, that's a cool painting! I like the way you faded out the back of the truck to show motion, too.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Leslie. I sen to recollect some artist in Texas that does paintings that look a little like this.

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

This is a very appealing design. I think it would work well with or without that big tank thing.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Bill (Onpainting). Hey!...that "big thing" is a f--king Sacramento landmark, dude! We get what we can get here in Sactown aka:" The Big Tomato".