Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Huell Howser Iterations

Huell Howser is a well-known PBS television host who has a show titled California's Gold. This is an acrylic portrait of him that I have been working on. The beauty of acrylic painting is that you can make changes very quickly unlike with slow drying oil. Here are my changes. The bottom photo is my last change. Am I done with Huell?...maybe.

14 comments:

Dianne said...

Those are great versions of Huell. The likeness is excellent too, I'm a fan of "California's Gold" too. He's showed me a lot of places I've missed and a lot of places I haven't seen for a while. You've caught his sunny persona!

AutumnLeaves said...

Another fabulous portrait, David. You always leave me in awe.

AutumnLeaves said...

Every incarnation is fabulous, David!

Sue Pownall said...

I like them all too, but prefer the last one, I guess because he looks less tanned.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, Thank you Autumn. I may do another painting of Huell. I'm not sure that I am satisfied with this painting.

David Lobenberg said...

Sue, I agree, and as I responded to Autumn, I may do a new painting of Huell.

Arti said...

Oh you have given us four takes!All combinations look good in their own way.I think his white hair stand out better against the blue...

Barbara M. said...

I love all of them David. The second to last and the final one are my favorites. The bold colour is gorgeous and an inspiration to me. I'm going back to work.

Your friend in Toronto,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Arti, The background colors have been driving me crazy...dark to make his white hair stand out or should it get lost in the bright light behind him?

David Lobenberg said...

I'm doing another Huell painting. Wish me god's speed.

Tim Robinson said...

I love these!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Tim. I'll be curious to know what you think of my next Huell Howser portrait. I shall post it in a day or so.

Ryan Holiday said...

Are you selling the prints or originals by chance?

David Lobenberg said...

Yes, Ryan. I am selling prints. Go to david-lobenberg.artistwebsites.com