Sunday, September 12, 2010

"High Sierra", Sketch and Full Sheet Watercolor

The sketch took about 30 minutes on a 400 Series Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor sketch pad. My sketches are drawn with a soft office pencil followed with non-water soluble black ink line over that. Next comes the final watercolor washes. Size: 9"X12". The full blown watercolor is 22"X30" on 140lb professional grade cold press watercolor paper. The painting was completed with a few strokes of various colored conte crayons. That 18th century Conte (a Frenchman) was a great inventor of some artistic mediums such as Conte crayon. Splattering with a toothbrush was added as foreground texture on both pieces. The sketch sells for $100 plus shipping and handling, and the watercolor sells for $400 plus shipping and handling. I haven't got Paypal set up yet, but if you are unterested, email me at


Myrna Wacknov said...

Both are charming! You have so many talents!

SKIZO said...


David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Myrna. I have been doing the ink/wash sketching for many years and particularly when I teach my watercolor plein air class during the summer semester. What fun!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks SKIZO. I like your graphic-style art work. Fun!

Prints On Canvas said...

thanks.there is very nice make very funny Sketches.
thanks again.

Barbara M. said...

Great work David,

Thank goodness you are charging a decent amount. Both the sketch and watercolour are collector worthy and will no doubt be snatched up in minutes.

Take care,


David Lobenberg said...

Barbara, I did get a call from a business in Florida but not in regards to these pieces. They want to print a wine label so they Googled "happy grapes", and my grape h2o's came up on page one! Funny and small world!