Thursday, November 18, 2010

For me, a record.

Count em! Eleven people in this family, and I was commissioned to do a portrait. I have never painted this many likenesses in one painting...a personal record.No pain, no gain. I'm painting in acrylic on a 22" by 28" canvas. Each face is approximately 3" from top of head to bottom of chin. The piainting is now about 85% completed. I work on it from half an hour to maybe two hours a day. With my busy teaching schedule, sometimes days to a week may go by before I work on it again. Now that we are getting closer to the holiday season, the family is getting anxious, and I will most likely finish it within the next week. What a job and what a great experience to have under my belt.

20 comments:

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi David,
Bravo! I can imagine trying such a painting as a challenge, but a commission...I salute your courage.
Sincerely,
Gary.

meera said...

Oh wow! Very impressive!! Congratulations.

Karla said...

Wow! I'm sure this family is going to LOVE this.

RHCarpenter said...

What a commission and what a challenge!

rob ijbema said...

excellent job!

David Lobenberg said...

What the hell, Gary, ya only go around once. If I blew it, what's the worse that could happen? I'd get awfully depressed is what would happen! But fortunately, the painting is lookin good. Speaking of good, always good to hear from you.

David Lobenberg said...

Meera, Thank you so much.

David Lobenberg said...

Karla, Fingers crossed!

David Lobenberg said...

Rhonda, a challenge with a capital "C"...at least for me!

David Lobenberg said...

Hey Rob! Thanks. I gotta get over to your blog... haven't been there for awhile!

David Lobenberg said...

What the hell, Gary, ya only go around once. If I blew it, what's the worse that could happen? I'd get awfully depressed is what would happen! But fortunately, the painting is lookin good. Speaking of good, always good to hear from you.

travelingsuep said...

Kudos to you David for tackling so many. Good luck on finishing, it looks great so far!

Prabha N. said...

A few strokes here and there, we have a whole range of personalities! Wow!

Sandra said...

You make art look so easy!!!

Bonnie Luria said...

You are the Delta Force of painters David. Nothing is too frightening for you!
I like seeing the stages unfold.
A real tour de force here and a very happy family no doubt.

David Lobenberg said...

Comrade Bonnie, No!!!...I'm a Ninja turtle painter.

Annaquarel.les said...

What is life without challenge? You did it!!They're bound to love it.

David Lobenberg said...

Anna, What was I thinking when I accepted this commission!

victoria eugenia said...

Magnifica pintura. Victoria. Saludos.

David Lobenberg said...

Gracias, Victoria.