Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Swisher Painting Prog.

Here's kinda the progression of the previous Swisher portrait post. A LOT of in between playing/searching steps are missing. That's what I like about painting in acrylic, it allows changes within minutes. No scraping or long dry times like oils. Shorter blending time, but that doesn't bother me.


Mike said...

I have no idea how you do this,Dave! You da MAN when it comes to this sports stuff!!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks so much Mike. Ed Terpening also sent me a great comment, and the public relations person who commissioned this for her client (Swisher) loved it! But ya know what?... I struggled with this one in terms of composition and especially color. I'm not sure I can get behind it 100%. I have to be honest about this! But if one thinks one can do better (with an option of painting it again), that's a good thing in my book.

Jason Waskey said...

I think you oughta start painting members of a real baseball team. Like the Mariners.

wait a minute. don't the A's regularly beat the Mariners?

Never mind.

Great job!

Happy New Year!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Jason! Your wonderful paintings of ever so humble everyday objects really inspire me. In fact, I'm trying a few myself (3 orange slices on a plate @ a chinese take out box). I'll post them soon on my blog. A happy new year to you too! Go Mariners!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to find your blog (via your comment on mine). I LOVE your work and your sense of humor and modesty! I'm nearly finished with a portrait of Jack Nicholson (NOT commissioned--I like to paint my dreams and had one about him the other night). I'm having such a good time with it.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Jana. Have fun with the J. N. portrait. What a great actor!