Thursday, August 5, 2010

Back to Grapes

Two grape watercolors I just completed. One has back lighted grapes and leaves and the other has front lighted grapes and leaves. In both watercolors, the grapes start out as an amorphous wash of color. When dried, I go in and define individual grapes with darker shadow values. In other words, I go out of my way with the initial wash not to paint individually defined grape shapes.

21 comments:

Nancy Laliberte said...

Love them both! I really like the grapes in the top one. Yummy!

Prabal said...

Too cool. Both paintings look quite psychedellic.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Nancy. Those top bunches are bursting with grape juciness

David Lobenberg said...

Groovy, Prabal!

Kathy said...

Beautiful grapes David. I love them both!! Now I am going to go and pour me a glass of grape juice.
Take care and keep painting!!

David Lobenberg said...

Kathy, Gladya like the grape h2o's. Ever have fresh squeezed grape juice. Nothing like you get at the super market and really, really tasty.

AutumnLeaves said...

David, these are absolutely stunning. I am not sure why, but of all the fruit paintings, it is truly only the grape clusters that I love. There is something in those purples, those broad green leaves...Just beautiful!

G.L. Everest Paintings said...

David, you are a most talented painter. Once again, you have provided us with a world of important lessons in two paintings. And add my name to the list of those who love them both.

Barbara M. said...

Love this too much. You're the painter. Plain and simple (not). So astonishingly good.

Take care,

Barbara

Bobbi Heath said...

Wow, wow, wow. These are superb! I like the backlit version best, but that's purely a personal preference. I can see the light coming through, you totally got the glow.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, The back lite sun coming through the grapes and leaves is what I get jazzed about plus the idea that in a year or few, most of the grapes will be wine.

David Lobenberg said...

G. L. We have a mutual admiration society between the two of us.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Barbara. I've got to get over to your blog to see what you've been up to lately.

David Lobenberg said...

The back light rocks on grapes, Bobbi.

Bonnie Luria said...

Fruit of the vine doesn't look this good when a food stylist does it. David- these are spectacular. Every grape nuance has been showcased. The hazy film, the iridescence, the subtle color shifts.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks,comrade Bonnie. The hazy grape film was accomplished by mixing cerulium (spelling???) blue with my grape red. Don't pass this information on as it is a state secret!

Bonnie Luria said...

I think it's an " Estate " secret.
Thinking you meant Cerulean blue. Whatever it is, it's magic from tube to brush in your hands.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you for the corrections, comrade!

韩笑/Shellie said...

wow. i really like ur grape paintings.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Shellie!

Tracy Zenor said...

Absolutely Beautiful! The colors are vibrant and full of life--magical!