Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Limbering up for a portrait show in June 2013




These three were painted on 10 inch by 14 inch, 140 pound cold press watercolor paper using a number 12 sable round brush.

14 comments:

Arti said...

Wow a portrait show!Wish I could be there..your portraits are awesome!Best wishes.

Katharine A. Cartwright said...

Marvelous! I like your loose brushwork - the painterly quality comes through loud and clear.

Anne Gratton said...

I love all three of these! Colours are wonderful and I love how you leave some of the background coming thru! Very sensitive!

Bill said...

I love the way you left out color on parts of the portrait, yet they seem complete.

Meera Rao said...

wonderfully captured colorful personalities :)

David Lobenberg said...

Anne, Thank you. My intention with this portrait show is to highlight color, shapes, values, pencil line, and unfinished areas.

David Lobenberg said...

Bell, I did a portrait of jazz bass player Charlie Hayden a number of years ago where I left at least 40% of the painting unpainted. That piece is my inspiration for my June portrait show. People sure do love the sketch you did of me doing what I like to do best! Thanks again.

David Lobenberg said...

Arti, Thank you so much, Arti!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Katherine. Yes, I love color and brush movement that shows.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Meera.

Barbara Muir said...

Love the limbering. You are soooo good at this. The colours and expressions are superb.

Your fan in Toronto.

Barbara

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Very fun and lively! I like the perfect examples of how the human eye will fill in the parts that are left unsaid.
Good luck with your show.

David Lobenberg said...

Well put, Tonya! I like your work.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Barbara. Next week, I start taking photographs of some friends for more potential portrait references.