Monday, January 30, 2012

Water or Plastic?


Currently, or as they say on the stupid-ass television news broadcasts, "RIGHT NOW", I am teaching a six week, once-a-week watercolor painting class at my studio. I am having my students practice watercolor painting techniques without the added complication and distraction of color. They are painting in black and white only. This is a demo I watercolored of a martini. Getting thirsty? . In an acrylic painting class that I'm teaching "RIGHT NOW" at Sacramento City College, I am having my students doing the same thing as represented with this second demo. NEWS FLASH - if you can't control your painting technique and value structure, you are working at a huge disadvantage.

8 comments:

Barbara M. said...

I think you know you're converting the converted in this disciple. Cool. It must be fun to have you as a teacher. Spent the evening doing a little watercolour portrait all in grey (Paynes). May try it again tomorrow, because it doesn't totally sing.

To a gentleman who deserves my overworked term "awesome" -- you are.

Ciao,

Barbara

Lisa Graham Art said...

Your students are lucky to have you as a teacher. Hopefully they will stay away from the martinis so they will learn something. : )

Best of luck with your next few weeks.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi David,
These are wonderful! Your students are fortunate to receive such insight. I do like the Payne's gray; what a great way to learn how to create strong watercolors!

meera said...

I like what you said about payne's grey in the previous post 'comments' section:) And I hope you make sure your students are of drinking age - he he ! It took me a minute to figure out the 'plastic' in your title ! Thanks for the reinforcement about values and techniques

David Lobenberg said...

As always, thank you for your kind words. You don't look Italian, Barbara. Ciao back.

David Lobenberg said...

Lisa, They are young college students, so I believe most drink those sickly sweet martini concoctions that are in vogue. Give me straight vodka and leave out the vermouth but include two olives.

David Lobenberg said...

Peggy, I'm teaching quite a bit in black and white lately to alleviate the added confusion of color.

David Lobenberg said...

Meera, Glad you got the "plastic" part in my blog title! I was worried about whether anyone could figure that out.