Thursday, May 5, 2011

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!

You won't see this on CNN! - BREAKING NEWS!!!! This newly discovered, discarded cigarette package ( I found it on the ground just outside my favorite Chinese corner food store ) is more important than you might think at first glance! Yes, behind the Chinese cigarette package is a an acrylic portrait that I am currently working on, but DO NOT BE DISTRACTED! Click on the photo to enlarge it and look at the chinese characters in the top row of lanterns. What they say is nothing short of remarkable!!! They say, "National state secret: American president Barack Obama was NOT BORN IN AFRICA, he WAS BORN IN SHANGHAI." I wanted to be the first to break this news! I will be emailing my good buddy Donald Trump immediately!!! I felt, however, that my dear blog readers should be the first to know. Thank you all and good smoking!

23 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Great job on the portrait, David. The cigarette package would look good in a still life. (I'm not commenting on the other issue.)

RH Carpenter said...

As they say in the old movies, "Smoke 'em if you've got 'em!" Thanks for the tip, I knew a creative, intelligent person such as yourself would ferret (no pun intended, The Donald!) out the truth of the matter.

frankeber said...

hahaha funny, I think he's actually from the Philippines, doesn't he look Asian..kinda?

David Lobenberg said...

Carol, That's why I pick up discarded cig. packs...for future still life paintings. This one was a real find!

David Lobenberg said...

Rhonda, Call me the ferret of "truth" and the American Way!!!!!!

David Lobenberg said...

Frank, I say he looks Asian with a touch of elephant with those big ears. But that aside, he's one intelligent and I believe fantastic president. Think there might be a touch of Swedish in his eyes?

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I think he is from Germany...you know the GI´s over here are always after us German women.....

AutumnLeaves said...

I think he is a horrific president. But that is a pointless road to go down. LOL The portrait though? She is beautiful, David!!

Anonymous said...

Watch out David - Your breaking news may go viral!
- Dana R

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Great art,love your portraits and sketches and the step by step progress of each.

Mike said...

Thanks for breaking that news, Dave! It's about time SOMEONE told the truth! I hafta admit tho, I was quite distracted by the background of that cig pack. Couldn't you find something less alluring? ;-))

David Lobenberg said...

Cynthia, Deutsch?! sehr interessant!!!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Autumn! A president is in the eye of the beholder.

David Lobenberg said...

Anon., I may be in trouble now!

David Lobenberg said...

Rodger from the great continent of Africa, Glad you like my step-by-steps. Thanks for following my blog.

David Lobenberg said...

Hey Mike! I hear you are coming to Sacto and UA in Autumn. We need to get together!

Shirupa Gupta said...

Fantastic portrait ....but I do not understand Chinese :p.....

I would love to attend your portrait workshop....Is one happening anytime during the end of this year ? And have you published any books on portraits and ur techniques ?

meera said...

Yikes! you mean our pres has to produce yet another birth certificate? - not when they also want a death certificate of the other guy! agree with you that he is one cool president :) Love the cig packet - and the background -more so :) Looking forward to the still life.

Barbara M. said...

As a Canadian I get why everyone wants to claim the guy. Our guy is not that popular.

You are a funny man. Great portrait.
Hey Donald. David has some more really vital news for you. But sadly he beat you to the punch oh yes he did. So now it's his turn to feel proud.

Cheers from Toronto,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Shirupa, I have workshops every month, and announce them through my email newsletter. I have not produced a portrait booklet yet but definitely am thinking about that in the near future.

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David Lobenberg said...

Meera, yes!...we haven't seen a death certificate of that other dude. Good point!!!

David Lobenberg said...

Barbara, I am as proud as a peacock!!!!