Wednesday, January 13, 2010
2 man show
I will be part of a two man show at the Elliot Fouts Gallery here in Sacramento beginning February 6 and ending March 5. Here are six samples of what I will be exhibiting. All of my paintings in the show are acrylics on stretched canvas. This grouping ranges in size from 16"X20" to 18"X40". Subject matter is primarily local farms/ranches and Sacramento area urbanscapes. The top painting is sunrise on the Big Elkhorn Ranch just north of the Sacramento International Airport. The second painting I did en plein air during the early afternoon on The Big Elkhorn Ranch. The third painting is the view looking west from my old studio that I was in about three years ago. The next two paintings are sunsets on the part of the Sacramento River that runs by downtown Sacramento. They were painted from photo references from my photo library.
Posted by David Lobenberg at 1:59 PM
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David, your use of color and style make the mundane lyrical. I see the landscape in boring shades of green and brown. Your gifts are wide ranging. Hope to make it up to see the gallery exhibit.
Met Sandy Delehanty yesterday. She sings your praises! I, of course, agreed. It would have been rude not to.
These are so great Dave! It's like you've been working with acrylics all your life now...
Congrats on the show! I will be coming through Sacramento while your show is up, I hope to stop in and see it! What's on your blog and on the Elliot Fouts Gallery looks really good!
They are all nice but I really like the water tower painting the best.
Wow! I wondered what you were up too. Hope the show is a real success for you. These paintings are really winners and should sell them all at the opening!! Take it easel :)
Each of these are gorgeous in their own right. I am drawn to the top one because of its rural sense and beautiful colors. I also love the one in which it looks like you are seeing the scene from the water level. What a neat effect you've captured in that one, David!
I read your blog ALL the time because I love your work and I love what you can do with acrylics that I can only aspire to! First off, do you use fluid acrylics in your work? OR do you use OPEN acrylics in your work? Could you talk a little more about your materials.
Wish I could be there to see your gorgeous work in person!
Mryna, If you can make it, give me a call. Our house is down the block from the gallery!...and...my studio is about one minutes worth of driving away. I'm a provincial kind of guy!
Carrie, acrylic painting is certainly a challenge, but I am making friends with it. Hope you can drop by the gallery next mnth. You might want to visit my studio...its within spittin distance.
Thanks Katherine. Hope you can make it ti the gallery.
Bill (onpainting), We are indeed on the same page!
Kathy, Thanks. If they all sell, I'll stand on my head and eat a live flounder!
Autum Leaves, Yep, I like the Big Elkhorn Ranch Vista painting myself. It was painted en plein air which makes it kinda cool!
Ginny, Glad you dig my blog! When I first started to use acrylic, I used fluid, because I came from the medium of water color. Acrylic fluid is wonderful, but I like to often paint many layers and also often change my colors. That dictates regular acrylic. I always use a Sta Wet palette. In my studio, this palette keeps the paint from drying. When I'm outdoors painting, I still use the Sta Wet and often use Golden Open, a recently developed acrylic that takes hours to dry. Only problem is that I use Open only so that my paint will not crust over on the palette, especially in breezy and or warm weather. I still want it to dry fast on the canvas. To help make that happen, I mix my Open colors with regular, fast drying titanium white. This combination works very well for me. Hope that answers your questions... my typing fingers are getting tired.
David I know your show will be succesful, as your "appetizer" here proves. See you at your opening, break a leg! Sandy
I sure wish I could make it to that opening. I love your work. Just fantastic.
See you at the opening, Sandy. A lot of rain this week when I deliver my art to the gallery...hope I don't slip on the wet pavement and break a leg.
Come on Barbara...all it takes is a lousy round trip plane ticket and hotel accommodations. :)
Nice blog. Superb paintings.
Too bad I am on the other coast :( Glad to get a glimpse of your talents through the blog. Agree with Myrna wacknov that you make the mundane lyrical.
I'm sorry to say that I'm not in spittin' distance anymore! I've moved to NYC!
Thank you so much Sai.
Meera, Love your latest post with the crow!
Carrie, The Big Apple...I'm jealous!
Love how you did the water in the foreground in the one with the Pyramid building.
You, as they say, ROCK.
Great work David.
I just found your blog. Your skies look great. The colour is really vibrant. Congratulations!
Thank you comrade Bonnie. Yea...worked long and hard on that there water!
Howdy, Robert, down "under" in San Diego. You do great work. I'll add you to my blog roll and check into your blog from time to time. Thanks for visiting mine.
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