Saturday, July 17, 2010

Expressive Color

Color corresponds to value. Ever looked through red acetate or a sheet of red plastic? You see like a dog...woof, woof. You see a value range from light to dark but no chroma or color. You can paint with one color, be it in red, blue , yellow or really any damn color that floats your boat. If you can do that well enough, how about any damn COLORS that float your boat but with the same value range that you see while looking through that sheet of red plastic? That is what I did here ( I didn't, however, look through a sheet of red plastic as I can see colors as values without any visual aide). Fun, ugh! I painted this gent (once my student at Sacramento City College) in water color. I read that to water color is "to control the flood". What a great description!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi David,
In a word...fabulous.

AutumnLeaves said...

I think this has to be one of my favorite portraits ever, David. It is so different and yet so spot on. Beautiful piece of art. Sigh...I wish I could draw/paint like you when I grow up!

meera said...

I noticed how colorful this one is as opposed to the touch of color in the previous two! Great show of your talents and technique :)

Myrna Wacknov said...

I love the happy face!

Dan Kent said...

A master of many mediums. Amazing piece!

Izabela said...

I love this one!
Looked all thought your blog to find more of these.

Izabela

David Lobenberg said...

Hi back, Anon and thanks.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, Glad this one floats your boat. I'll be doing more.

David Lobenberg said...

Meera, yes,two polar opposite with the biker bad boy and this one.

David Lobenberg said...

Myrna, yep, he was a very pleasant student and engaging conversationalist. He is a retired lawyer!

David Lobenberg said...

Glad you like this one, Kent. I've been doing water coloring for many a year but also love drawing and acrylic painting.

David Lobenberg said...

Izabela, This is only my first jazzy- colored portrait, but there will be more to come.

salsadancer said...

What a great, fun class!

Jolene said...

I am alway trying to explain this to my students!! Most excellent work. Brava...

Elisha said...

I just started using color in this way with my watercolor portraits. Very impressive and inspiring.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you salsa dancer.

RHCarpenter said...

As someone who loves color, this one really rocks my boat! Fantastic :)

Yasemin said...

Incredible portrait! You make it so simple but I discovered that it isn't at all. I gave it a try, you can see it on my blog,and it turned a mess.
Again, fabulous work! You're amazing!

David Lobenberg said...

I wasn't sure about this one at first, but then I added some more glazes of color and a dramatic dark background and it started to float my boat. Glad you like it, Rhonda.

David Lobenberg said...

Yasemin, funny story on your blog!

RUPESH PATIL said...

Hiiiiiii DAVID!
really amazing work!

SKIZO said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Rupesh and Skizo

Nick said...

GREAT portrait David!!!! this one has to be on the red carpet A list for sure. where are the grapes?

David Lobenberg said...

Howdy Nick! Thanks for putting this one on the red carpet. I just started my grape series, so I shall post them just as soon as I can. Boy, your new blog photo of you wearing the shades looks great! Anyway you can send me a larger file so that I could do a kick ass h2o portrait.