Saturday, November 3, 2012

I followed my nose.

Yep, I followed my nose. A few posts ago (in October) I was at the stage in this watercolor when it was a relatively simple portrait of a young Hmong girl from Vietnam. I had no idea where to go with it next except to keep going and as my father used to say when he didn't want to look at a road map (remember those?), "I'll follow my nose". I followed my nose my working on it throughout October and this month . . . just a little bit each day or so.  My nose lead me to this final stage. Hope you like it dear readers.

18 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is stunning...every bit of it...especially her hair/headpiece.

Congratulations!

SARABEL said...

Es un resultado bonito........y tambien diferente....un saludo

William R. Moore said...

David,
That is some kinda nose,keep a following. I think you are on to something good.There is some good stuff here combining for an excellent whole. You have painted a lot that I like but I think this is my favorite. Dimensions?

RH Carpenter said...

You took a nice portrait and made it something else - something more interesting, visually; something more exciting to see and think about. So I'd say, your nose knows!

Manisha Vedpathak said...

Amazingly done! I do the same thing when I do my abstracts.

Saravanan Moorthy said...

thats right, better than earlier portrait. especially the Chinese lettering. i liked that most.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi David,

It's fascinating where your nose took you. I like the abstract patterns combined with the face.
Intriguing work.

Bought a Mr. Clean eraser, and so far just went around cleaning up my woodwork, but it's there for the next time I do watercolour. It would probably work pretty well on acrylic too. It certainly took it off my walls.

Ciao,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Lisa!

David Lobenberg said...

Sarabel, Gracias!

David Lobenberg said...

William, this is about a half sheet of watercolor paper. . . that makes if 15X20 inches. Glad you like this one. thanks!

David Lobenberg said...

Rhonda, I'll relay everything you wrote here to my nose, and I'm sure my nose thanks you!

David Lobenberg said...

Manisha, I like your beautiful abstracts.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Saravanan. I love asian calligraphy.

David Lobenberg said...

Barbara, Viva Mr. Clean!

William R. Moore said...

David,
Thanks for the answer, sorry another question, what surface? I thought you might have been influenced by Nicholas Simmons and gone extra large. Thinking that would be impressive also. I first saw it as large.

David Lobenberg said...

William, Not a large painting by a long shot. It's 15 by 20 inches on Arches 140lb. cold press.

Liana Yarckin said...

Wow, I love this! I want to look at it over and over whereas the original I looked at it in scrolling mode, even though the original is great. This one is exciting.

David Lobenberg said...

So glad you like this one Liana!