Saturday, August 21, 2010

Not yet raisins in the sun

This small 11"X15" watercolor has not been painted with my usual flair...but...its kinda got a nice, fresh, California sunny feel to it, because I painted the sky with some paint from my last tube of Grumbacker Manganese b\Blue. Oh yea!...great color, and when it dries, you get a righteous granulation that only a REAL manganese blue can give you! As far as I know, they don't make REAL manganese blue anymore. Too poisonous? I haven't a clue, but I WANT MORE MANGANESE BLUE!!! The other thing I dig about this watercolor is the sun hitting only the tops of most of the grapes. This is definitly one of those "controlled" watercolors that came out OK. Now it's back to more looseness. As our actor/governor once said in one of his action movies...I'll be baaack!

10 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I am reminded of a small grape arbor my mom's friend had...looking up from beneath. Lovely!

inma valderas said...

¡¡Maravillosas tus uvas!!

Son un placer para la vista, así como el resto de las obras que veo en tu blog

Enhorabuena!

Saludos

Liana Yarckin said...

these grape paintings are leaving me speechless. they are the most interesting and lively paintings of fruit. i could look at them forever. tips, tips. do you teach workshops?

RHCarpenter said...

I like the pop of these - more crisp and defined (although I love your looser style the best). You can look at these for a while, close your eyes and get an interesting after-effect on the retinas, just like you'd get if you were looking at them in that hot, bright sunlight.

David Lobenberg said...

Yep, Autumn, this was done from a photo I took looking up. Love that perspective.

David Lobenberg said...

Gracias, Inma!

David Lobenberg said...

Liana, I'm so glad you are liking my grape h2o's. Yes, I do teach many workshops both locally and out of state. If you are interested in getting your local art organization or a group of fellow watercolorists together to bring me out to your neck of the woods, I would love to conduct a workshop. You can contact me at sushi3@mac.com or call me a my studio #: 916-737-2311

David Lobenberg said...

That's interesting Rhonda! I'm going to try it.

travelingsuep said...

Fabulous title followed by a great painting!

David Lobenberg said...

Glad you dig my painting and title, Travelingsuep!