Friday, June 25, 2010

They didn't listen to me!

When I found out a few months ago that Southwest Art Magazine was going to print one of my paintings that I have in the Elliout Fouts Gallery here in Sacramento, I told them that if they ran it on the FRONT COVER, the magazine's subscription level would most likely double. Did they listen to me? NO!! Instead, they printed my painting on an inside page! (the current July issue). :-) By the way, this acrylic on canvas is of a bridge that rotates to let tall boats or boats with tall masts exit or enter the slough. . You are seeing the Sacramento river in the foreground with the slough off beyond the bridge in the background.

17 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Still and honor, David. It is a gorgeous painting!

bonnieluria said...

It's even better David, that it's on the inside.
Do you have any idea how many thoughtless guests put coffee cups on magazines ( that's why they call it a coffee table ) causing permanently stained covers? Or dripping wine glasses?
Your work remains protected and buffered from the knocks of clods.
Congratulations for all of your recognition.
Well deserved.

David Lobenberg said...

Yeah, but if they had put my painting on the front cover, people would be begging for subscriptions...wouldn't they, Autumn?

David Lobenberg said...

Comrade Bonnie, Damn, if you haven't made a good point! I'm feeling better already! I even see a bluejay chirping away outside my studio window! Thank you!!

msroxy said...

Hi David , Went to the gallery, The painting that got to me big time, I mean, brought back memories of me jumping off of it, The jiboom bridge. WOW. BAD-ASS....
By the way I got the magazine too...You Rock... WHOS THE DADDY

David Lobenberg said...

Dr. Finch (Roxy), You jumped off the Jiboom Street Bridge (in your younger days, I hope)???!!!! Now that's what I call bad- ass!! Stay off thoes bridges and keep on painting!!!! This is your daddy talkin.

RHCarpenter said...

Wow, two top magazine articles! Now I'll have to go out and get them both even though your painting isn't on the cover.

David Lobenberg said...

Bonnie Luria got me over the cover negativity. :-) It is indeed an exciting July for me despite all the economic challenges in this super stinko economy.

Ed Terpening said...

Still, congratulations! They probably didn't select it since the bridge is the center of interest, and it would have competed with the magazine title.

Terri Buchholz said...

WOW! Snake eyes! You've got to be feeling mighty good this month! Your paintings are great and hopefully you get excellent feedback for the exposure! Maybe next month your work will be published again in American Art Collector under SOLD!

David Lobenberg said...

How are you doing Ed T.? That must be it!...my bridge would distract the reader from the title of the magazine they are reading, and
therefore the subscription rate would go down instead of up! One of the most hilarious things I have ever read on an art blog was your story of taking a sip out of your "water" bottle only to find out the "water" was turp! We are all so glad you are still kickin and paintin!

David Lobenberg said...

Terri, wouldn't that be sweet!

Terry Banderas said...

David--

The dream of all artists is to be able to sell their paintings. The other dream is to see them in print as you did here. Love your work. You are an inspiration.

Susan Liles said...

Congrats on the magazine printing of your painting! Nice recognition on the sell.

meera said...

wow :) congratulations again!!!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Terry!

David Lobenberg said...

Danke, Meera and Susan!