Friday, July 2, 2010

Me and fellow plein air artist, Phlllipe

Posted just for the hell of it. Phillipe, suave Frenchman that he is, is wearing the rakish hat. I, the ugly lookin bastard, is wearing the worn out and should- be- thrown- out blue shirt...maybe the jeans should also follow the shirt...what do you think? Hey, who is that conductor dude on Mr, fancy pants shirt? And what the hell have I got in my hands? Doesn't look like a paint brush. We were both painting a barn en plein air (ahh, those fancy French words!) that fine morning last spring. You can see my painting and plein air rig in the other photo here. By the way, Phillipe's rig is one of them expensive Soltex jobs. Also by the way, Phillipe is a superb oil painter.

15 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Tee hee...sometimes it does the suave and debonair good to get together with the down and dirty, non? I love these photos, David. That rig of yours...more exactly, that painting of yours, is just fabulous. Great job catching those dancing shadows of the tree branches. I so love old barns too. Beautiful work! I want to see Philippe's work too!

David Lobenberg said...

A.L., I'll try to get some photos of his work next Saturday at the artist's reception at Elliott Fouts Gallery. We are in the same group show.

AutumnLeaves said...

Thanks, David!!

Prabha N. said...

I am imagining coming across both of you painting during one of my leisurely countryside strolls (or is it location hunting for the next paintout?) and being utterly delighted.
Hope you both have a great show!

Barbara M. said...

Is it just me, or are there two great looking artists in that picture? I don't really know what you're talking about. I guess I need my eyes checked. But I know you're fishing for compliments, and you're going to get them. Super painting. You are funny.

Take care,

Happy 4th of July,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks for the good wish, Prabha.

David Lobenberg said...

I weren't fishin for no comments, Barbara. You all believe me don't ya? It's always a pleasure painting with Phillipe.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks for the good wish, Prabha.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks for the good wish, Prabha.

Marleen said...

The epitome of plein air.... easy going and stylish. Some of your students, like me, just drool over the way you capture the light and shadows. Miss those plein air summer work sessions.

David Lobenberg said...

Marlene, I miss those plein air summer college classes too, although I am taking this semester's class out for a few days of the great outdoors.

Anonymous said...

John & Dana disent "Quelles barbes magnifiques!"

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr L, well This is cool, and I love the bikers, you make it look so easy, with your strokes , I went and got me one of those french easels, then went to old sac, My painting sucked, I was like a fish out of water. Maybe some day Ill get over it.
I really enjoy all you art, I look up to you. "CAUSE WHO'S THE DADDY"

David Lobenberg said...

Dana, Merci!!!

David Lobenberg said...

For Dr. Finch, I'm the Daddy!!! Plein air painting is TOUGH at first. Keep at it! You can do it!