Friday, December 26, 2014

All she wanted for Christmas was a John Singer Sargent.

My wife requested (tongue in cheek) a John Singer Sargent painting for Christmas. She is a master knitter and has two knitting-related Lobenberg watercolor paintings hanging in her knitting nook at our shared studio in Sacramento, California (Studio L) where she teaches classes. In fact, she requested this particular Sargent watercolor. Well, I checked into what Sargent watercolors sell for . . . way beyond my pay scale. So what to do? Hey, I know!! I'll forge it. She won't be any the wiser. It worked!!! She is sooooooooo happy!

4 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Great painting and I like the personalization of it.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Rhonda. It was a great exercise in painting like one of my heroes!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

You did a wonderful job and kept it loose like the great ONE did.
I like your wife's taste!
HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR AND I LOOK FORWARD TO FOLLOWING ALL YOUR POSTS.

Meera Rao said...

impressive :) Happy New year! wishing you a wonderful creative year!