Sunday, May 16, 2010

Commuters

This is Fair Oaks Blvd. leading into my neck of the woods ( East Sacramento) and going under a South Pacific rail road over pass. Recently on a cloudy, rainy day, I saw an Amtrak commuter train on the over pass with a lone truck passing below. On another day, the rain was pouring down then stopped just as I was approaching the over pass. On the other side, the sun came out sending a blinding light through the tunnel. ( These paintings will be in a show titled "Where We Live" at the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento during the month of July. The show will be written up in American Art Buyer Magazine in their July issue. I'm told that one of my paintings will be in the article.

30 comments:

Ms Roxy said...

Wow, Mr L, your paintings leave me in another world, Better then Bad-ass .WOW. Dr Finch

Barbara M. said...

No question about it you are a great painter. These are the shifts in atmosphere and light that we all see, but so few of us can do what you do, and make these moments live forever.

Well done.

Take care,

Barbara

wayne said...

Hi David,
glad to kick off the comments here!!

these are outstanding works of art imo!!!
very very interesting different takes on the same subject. incredibly artful, confident brushwork, strong compositions in terms of mass, color, and value .. these are awesome David! love them!!
very best wishes for the exhibition,
wayne

Prabha N. said...

Both are amazing!

AutumnLeaves said...

How beautifully you've captured that rain slicked pavement, David! I love the sun coming through the cars of the train in the top painting too; a nice touch that some might not see. I find myself wishing I was on that Amtrak train!

Kathy said...

Wonderful work! The upper painting really grabs my eye. Congratulations on having your work featured in the article!

Lauren Maurer said...

I love these. I love trains, for some reason, and they're not painted enough! You really captured the atmosphere!

Anita Tresslar said...

Great work. I just found your blog but will return often. Love the way you handle reflections.

David Lobenberg said...

Dr. Finch, Speaking of bad ass, I want you to continue painting cus ya got the talent!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks so much, Barbara. I work like the dickens to get these suckers off the ground. You know what that's like. Art ain't easy.

David Lobenberg said...

So good to hear from ya mate! One of these may be in a national art mag., but I'm waiting as we get closer to July to find out.

David Lobenberg said...

Prabha, Thank you! We need more commuter trains in this country.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, yes that little bit of sun glare seeping in between the train cars is one of my favorite parts of the painting. Glad you enjoyed that!

David Lobenberg said...

Kathy, Thanks, Kathy. Your blog is most interesting and those gear paintings are fab.! I'm going to add you to my blog roll.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Lauren. Check out Leslie Sealey's blog. She has painted some great train scenes. She is on my blog roll.

David Lobenberg said...

Glad to hear that you enjoy my humble blog, Anita.

Janet Belich said...

Oh my goodness !! I just came back from a short road trip this week & as I usually drive with the camera on my lap,I have several similar photos of the Ohio/ PA turnpike !!
Now, do I go ahead and paint having seen the potential or toss them even though I work mainly in watercolor? (only kidding!). David these are WONDERFUL. I love them, truely as all your work.

Leslie Sealey said...

Oooh, outstanding! I love the top one in particular-great design and lighting!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you so much Janet. You look like one bofo h2o artist judging from your blog.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Leslie! Quite the compliment considering all the wonderful train paintings you have done!

Annaquarel.les said...

Excellent work, David! I love the reflections in the first one and the contrast in the second. Always a pleasure to visit your blog. Cheers

Ms Roxy said...

Mr L, I checked out your Fine arts in america, "SPOT LIGHT" I am so excited for you, I got butterflies.
Then realized I could do it too, any ways, thank you for every thing, ms roxy

Janet Belich said...

I beg your pardon....I don't paint Big Old Fat Oxes. (still trying to figure out what "bofo" means! LOL )

David Lobenberg said...

Janet, That's funny! I'm not sure I'm spelling it correctly, but "boffo" is New York City Broadway stage speak for "fantastic". An old word indeed, and I'm giving away my age which is 62.

David Lobenberg said...

Cheers back to your continent, Anna!

Dan Kent said...

These are stunningly beautiful! The colors of a wet day, so beautifully captured. I love the first one. The orange of the train offset with the cool colors below, and the rain of colors on the sides - wow!!

Cheryl said...

These are wonderfully vivid. I can hear the rain thrown up by the car wheels and feel the chill of a Sacramento winter day.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Dan. The painting with the freight train seems to be everybody's fav.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Cheryl.

Marleen said...

I love the way you make the "ordinary" extraordinary. Can't wait to view these in the show. My favorite of the two is the Amtrack passenger,.... the sky dramatizes the view!