Thursday, December 9, 2010

The labels STAY ON!!

The whole world has been breathlessly waiting for me to finish the ink line sketch I posted on Nov. 20th! Well, maybe I exaggerate. Anywho, here is the completed portrait that I painted in watercolor of one of my drawing students at Sacramento City College. His name is Raiyan, and he wears some pretty slick caps. What is currently in vogue with guys his age is the manufacturer's label on the underside of the cap's bill...YOU DO NOT REMOVE THE LABELS, DUDE!!!! 15"X18". 140lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper.

20 comments:

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi David,
It's magnificent.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Prabha N. said...

How cool!

travelingsuep said...

Very nice. (sorry to burst your bubble but I had to scroll back to find out what I had not been waiting for)

Ann Buckner said...

When I view your paintings the first thing that comes to mind Is a "symphony of colors". They play so well together and have zing. Always a pleasure to read your blog.

Susan Roux said...

I love the fearless use of colors! Its so well done and energetic!

Arti said...

The portrait is very good, indeed.Who would ve thought of putting some green on his beard? But it looks great!

Kathy said...

Really wonderful!!

RHCarpenter said...

Beautifully painted, colorful with such soulful eyes!

David Lobenberg said...

Coming from a fellow portrait painter, I take that as a high compliment, Gary!

David Lobenberg said...

Cool as a cucumber, I hope, Prabha.

David Lobenberg said...

Damn! You burst my over inflated bubble, Sue! :-)

David Lobenberg said...

Yep, just can't seem to get away from bright colors, Ann. Guess I make a lousy tonalist.

David Lobenberg said...

Susan, I'm pretty comfortable with the medium of watercolor. This allows me to be bold.

David Lobenberg said...

Hi Arti! Green is such a great compliment to all those warm colors I put into his face. Gladya like this one.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you so much, Kathy! More of these to come.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Rhonda. The young man struck a great pose for me, and the hat and hood added to the effect!

Krista Hasson said...

This is fabulous!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Krista.

Anonymous said...

Go Giants!!

David Lobenberg said...

Anonymous, Yes! Go Giants!!