Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Finish not Finnish

The previous post was of my "base" watercolor portrait. This is my "finish". Do not confuse this with "Finnish". The dictionary defines that word as: "the Finno-Ugric language of the Finns, spoken in Finland and in parts of Russia and Sweden." As far as I know, the subject of my painting here does not speak Finnish. She could have visited Finland and maybe even visited family or friends in Finland. Come to think of it, I do not recollect ever asking this young lady if she speaks Finnish. Hey, maybe she does! . . .  anywho . . . this is my finish that measures 14 by 18 inches and was painted with a limited color palette  (the painting palette I use most likely was manufactured in China and not Finland) on 140lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper (manufactured in Great Britain and not Finland but with globalization, I could be wrong, and Arches watercolor paper is now manufactured in China). I bet it gets damn cold in Finland.


Ochie said...

Amazing work as always :-)

Nick said...

another fabulous portrait, David! It was a real pleasure to watch your new DVD, I learned a lot. And I hope you do another that features this wilder approach - in watercolor and/or acrylic. You're on fire, comrade!

David Lobenberg said...

Glad you liked my first DVD effort and again, a huge thank you for the endorsement comment! I gotta do a few p. p.'s (pretty paintings) next week in preparation for some workshops coming up, but I'll be fitting in some more portraiture work in between. Actually, I have a cabal of workshop students who I know would love to take an "edgy" portrait workshop, so I shall get that on my schedule as well.