Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rougher water

After I posted this scene previously, I decided that the water on the acrylic painting needed to be rougher, so that's what I did? I also changed the water's hue a tad. You will also notice that the highlights on the water are brighter.

Acrylic painting versus watercolor painting

I painted the watercolor during the summer. It is about 15 by 22 inches. I just finished this acrylic for a one man show at the International House in Davis this December. It measures 30 by 40 inches on stretched canvas. Which one looks better or is it a case of comparing apples to oranges?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Two Invitations

I have recently gotten two invitations to conduct watercolor workshops that I am very excited about. I am now scheduled to teach a five day workshop in 2013 for The Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society. In the past, they have had watercolor luminaries such as Stephen Quiller, Frank Web, Ted Nuttal, Mike Bailey, Myrna Wacknov, and Jan Hart. I am thinking about teaching portraiture both in payne's gray and full color. The second invitation just came in this morning from the Peninsular Art League in beautiful Gig Harbor, Washington. They saw my art on my website. If you are interested in discussing a possible Lobenberg workshop in your neck of the woods, please contact me at:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Clouds count.

People you see on the street, people you see in a park, or wherever you see people, oft time should be seen in your paintings as well. A painting can look more natural with people in it and provide an extra "it" factor that attracts a viewer's eye. The same can hold true with clouds. Whether they be icy, high flying cirrus, low, rain sodden stratus, or tall billowing cumulus, painting clouds in your sky can add that extra "it" factor. Do you think the "it" factor is in these three?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hey,,,heads up!!

A watercolor that I demoed at The School of Light and Color in Fair Oaks, California this Tuesday. This size rooster is the type that could devour Cleveland!

Monday, November 14, 2011

La Provence

A light, little ink and wash sketch on 5"X7 140lb. cold press. Viva La Provence!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Only the hardy and brave do this!

Three painters that were on a plein air outing with me last week on an overcast, cold, and breezy day. My watercolor here shows one of them painting with the lovely pond and vineyard in the background. Of course, I know of other artists that work en plein air in he friging falling snow!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My blood pressure is back to normal.

Dear Blogger Team, R U out there somewhere lurking in cyberspace? You punks are hiding, aren't you?! Anyway, here is a suggestion: For bloggers who are 50 years and older, DO NOT bother us with your new bells and whistles as we are too long in the tooth to manage them. In short, leave us alone. My sincere thanks in advance. David K. Lobenberg

Call me Stupid, but I got my old formatt back!

How? I ain't sure! I'm still not happy with what happened and how it happened, but I am happy with whatever the hell I did to get back home! Thank you for putting up with my ranting! I'm going to sleep now...I'm pooped. Old age, I guess.

Monday, November 7, 2011

You Blogger people are sooo "helpful"!!!!!!!!

I've also lost by book link to Blurb and my two other blog links!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Blogger people!!!!!! You are so "helpful"!!!!!!!! Did I add that I'm P I S S E D !!!!!!?

What the fuck!!!!!!!!

I've lost my followers window, my paint tube in my header, my side bar artist blog listing!!!!!! How do I get it all back????? Anyone out there that can help me. Blogger is now just like Facebook... always tinkering and making things difficult for us elders!!! I'm P I S S E D !!!!!! You suck Blogger!!! I'm old and forgetful...did I forget to add that I'M P I S S E D !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help!!

Winter cometh

Two watercolors from the Lobenberg files.

Friday, November 4, 2011

One of my drawing students in splendid grey tones!

This young lady is in my college drawing class that I'm teaching this semester. I photographed her out doors in a wonderful dappled late afternoon light. My watercolor of her was painted using the photo as reference. It was painted on cold press rough 140lb watercolor paper. This is my first study. I am about 70% happy with it, but I want to enjoy 100% happiness!. The future bodes, therefor, another study, and most likely on cold press regular. I hope you enjoy seeing this watercolor in progress.