Sunday, February 20, 2011

Direct To You from Sunny California

This is a 5"X7" itsy bitsy watercolor painting I did last December. I used the last of my Manganese Blue for the sky. REAL Manganese blue, not the contemporary fake stuff. I'm so sad, but take heart, David!...they still make Opera.

17 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Beautifully done, David. I checked it out close up and it is wonderful.

David Lobenberg said...

Glad you like this one, Carol. Stay warm.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

really juicy orange....it pops off my screen!! Nothing like a home-grown CA orange,,,that is for sure.

Montse said...

BellĂ­simas naranjas, David.

meera said...

Love the beautiful variety of colors in green leaves and the oranges :)

RH Carpenter said...

Looks ready to pick and eat! Beautiful colors throughout. You use Opera? I've been told and read that it's very fugitive?

AutumnLeaves said...

Nice light through this one. Love the deckled edges (unless I'm seeing wrong, always a possibility)!

David Lobenberg said...

Cynthia, Montse, and Meera, So glad you like my sweet succulent watercolor!

David Lobenberg said...

Rhonda, If you put a watercolor up in an area where there is non-direct light, Opera may last 50 years instead of the normal 100 years or longer. I think 50 years is long enough.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, you are seeing right...those are deckled edges cut with a pair of deckle scissors that I purchased from a scrap booking store.

Evelyn said...

I remember manganese from Ceramics - isn't that stuff poisonous? Looks great though!

Jeanette said...

Its gorgeous. My dream is to see oranges growing on a tree instead of on a supermarket shelf.

David Lobenberg said...

Evelyn, Yes! Toxic stuff. That's why they don't make it anymore, but it sure was a GREAT color!

David Lobenberg said...

Jeanette, Guess in your neck of the woods, there are not too many orange trees!

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

I know what you mean. That was my favorite colour in watercolour for what it did. This is a spectacular painting. Wonderful.

Ciao,

Barbara

Dianne said...

That is really beautiful, it makes me want to go out and paint under my lemon tree! And you're right, that is a wonderful blue. It was not wasted, it is the perfect color with the oranges and their leaves.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Barb and Dianne. RIP mag. blue.