Thursday, April 19, 2012


These are two acrylics on masonite from the Lobenberg archive. They were painted from photographs that I snapped. The top is a U.S. postal truck driver taking an early morning break in the truck's cab. I thought the morning light going through the newspaper was pretty damn cool as well as his pose. The other painting shows a window glazer attaching molding to a round restaurant window opening. The circular geometry and motion attracted me. I am interested, dear readers, if you think these two images a worthy of watercolor interpretations. I am preparing for a couple of big watercolor competitions. Many thank yous in advance!!!

16 comments:

Mary Walker Designs said...

This would be great as an entire series based on workers, you have a good eye for capturing it. I also like the sun shining through the paper.

Gary L. Everest said...

Good Morning David,
It has been awhile since I've left a comment, David, but that's only because with your millions of followers, I thought I'd save you the trouble of another reply. Nice guy, eh!
Anyway, they're both wonderful poses and I'm sure with your skills they'd both be great works, well worthy of a show and probably prizes.
That being said, the first one- the trucker-was my favorite. So much going on even though he's just sitting there reading the paper. I feel like this one would showcase your great skill with watercolors to the best advantage.
Have a great day, David.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Carrie H. said...

I used to run a frame shop a little West of Portland with a round front window; reminds me of it so I go for 2nd shot.

David Lobenberg said...

Mary, Thank you for your comment, Mary. Yes, I am thinking of a blue collar worker series.

David Lobenberg said...

Hey, Gary! We have been ignoring each other. Yes, I am swamped hourly with millions upon millions of blog followers, so kindly restrain yourself from commenting on this blog! :-) Thank you for weighing in on my question. Now go away!! :-)

David Lobenberg said...

Carrie, I bet you were as fond of your round window as I am of this restaurant's round window. You used to see round portholes on ships, but they are getting scarce. I hear Portland is a lovely city that really supports the arts big time.

Dana said...

Both are fantastic but the truck driver is my favorite, partially because before I read your comment, I thought someone was lining a big culvert or sewer outfall with something! Love the action and composition of each one.

Barbara M. said...

Dear writer,

They are delightful and more than worthy. Can't wait to see the new versions too.

Ciao,

Toronto correspondent of the
David Lobenberg Canadian Fan Club.

Sarah Lynn said...

Hi! I've been checking out your blog for a bit now, but this is the first time commenting.

I love the painting of the man reading his paper in the truck. Good lighting and all in all a whimsical look into such an every-day kind of action. It almost reminds me of a Normal Rockwell. It would be lovely to see it interpreted as a watercolor.

The circular window painting is intriguing but I feel the composition is not as dynamic. The bottom portion of the painting falls a bit flat in comparison to the rest of the composition. I'd almost like to see more of a close up of the man in the window, to really feel his movement.

All in all, I really love your work. It is inspiring and keeps me coming back to your blog! A blue collar series sounds fantastic! Good luck!

Meera Rao said...

Love them both! the first is fabulous :) --So will look forward to seeing two watercolors soon!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks,Dana.Good point about the window worker.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Toronto correspondent :-)

David Lobenberg said...

Sarah Lynn. Good suggestion about getting in closer to the window worker. I may have to explore that aspect!

David Lobenberg said...

Meera, Thanks!

Arti said...

Both are wonderful,but I like the top one better-very interesting;Full of drama.Great works,David.

David Lobenberg said...

Arti, Yes, the top painting seems to be the most popular. Thanks so much for weighing in on this!