Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jazz Giants from Ye Old Lobenberg Watercolor Archive

Can you name all four?

25 comments:

Judy-Joy Bell said...

Hmmmmmm
Aretha Flanklin

Louis Armstrong

Nat King Cole

Charlie Parker

Maybe I am right, maybe I am wrong :D But your paintings are absolutely awesome!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

I would have guessed Etta James for the top and am completely lost on the others. I have to say, David, that your watercolor portraits are absolutely amazingly stunning. Oh to have some of this talent!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

If I name them all correctly do I get to keep them:) They look marvelous...I can hear their wonderful music too!

David Lobenberg said...

Judy, Armstrong, yes. Nat, Charlie, Aretha, no. No cigar, but I am happy you like my watercolors of these jazz giants.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, No Etta here. I'll give the names in my next post.

David Lobenberg said...

Cynthia, my largess does have its bounds, so the answer is no, but I do appreciate your comment a lot!

Carrie H. said...

Billy Holiday,
Sachmo or Armstrong,
Not sure on last 2.

Love the paintings though!

David Lobenberg said...

Two out of four ain't too bad, Carrie.

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Montse said...

Wonderful portraits!

meera said...

names? Nope :( I just know I like the music in the paintings!!!

David Lobenberg said...

What a sweet thing to say! Thank you Myrna. I think I'll be seeing the East Bay P. A artist you gave my name to tomorrow in Fair Oaks at The School of Light and Color where I'm teaching a weekend wrkshp. on my On-The-Go Ink and Wash Sketching technique.

Dianne said...

Ah youth! Nat Cole was a singer with the most wonderful velvet voice! But I would say the next to last one is Winton Marsallis perhaps? I don't think of him as Jazz or Blues exclusively, he can do it all, but that looks rather like him. Louis Armstrong is very easy to see. Is thae last one Ray Charles? They are all wonderful and dynamic portraits though. WOW!

Dianne said...

I just looked again, is that Billie holiday?

David Lobenberg said...

Dianne,Billie Holiday and Armstrong, yes. The others, no. You got 2 out of the4. I glad you are grooving on my jazz portraits.

Dan Kent said...

Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong.. much trouble with the saxophonist - Wayne Shorter?, and the last one, forget it!

Dan Kent said...

And I forgot to mention how wonderful these are! Love all of the colors!

David Lobenberg said...

Two out of four, Dan. No cigar, but thanks for your comment!

frankeber said...

I'm not even gonna try naming them..I know nothing about jazz - great work though, David!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Frank!

Liana Yarckin said...

i am no good at music, but, i LOVE these paintings! You have truly captured the feeling and emotion of these fabulous performers. they have to be fabulous performers because that is what comes through in these paintings!

David Lobenberg said...

Liana, Thank you. That was my intention and hope...to capture their artistic verve in watercolor.

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

I am catching up. I love your watercolour portraits. You are de man!

Your fan in Toronto,

Barbara

jane minter said...

love both the expressions of 2 + 4 fantastic david

David Lobenberg said...

Jane, # 2 is my fav. Louie knew how to play the trumpet, sign, drink whiskey, and smile.