Thursday, November 8, 2012

Early Morning Street Corner





This is an acrylic on stretched canvas painted mostly with flat brushes over a five day period. It was a great exercise on how to take a rather prosaic scene and turn it into an engaging painting. I started the painting with an art instructor at The Art Institute, Sacramento who is taking lessons from me to loosen up his painting style. We worked from a reference photo I snapped about two years ago. I played with light, color, added graffiti and telephone lines to help engage the viewer. This was a challenging exercise for the both of us!

5 comments:

Anne Gratton said...

David-thanks for showing the stages of the painting!!
Its a wonderful painting!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Anne!

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Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wow, I really like seeing the way you began this painting, which I love, by the way.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Mary!