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California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members: $575 | Non-Members: $625

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David Lobenberg, Vered, 2021, watercolor on paper

Absolutely no drawing experience necessary in David Lobenberg’s California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop. He uses a reference photo and tracing technique that’s super simple to execute. The creativity and painting fun begins during the painting process! Through his step-by-step demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions, he leads artists down a path of expressive, energetic and evocative portrait painting.

Throughout the course of the workshop, artists learn:

  • How to shoot dramatic, stylistic reference photos with a smart phone and natural daylight.
  • How to utilize a simple photo/tracing technique to prepare for the painting process.
  • How bust through the color barrier.
  • How to mix gutsy colors with a minimal five-color palette.
  • How to merge positive and negative stencil embellishment techniques into their portraits.

At the conclusion of Lobenberg’s workshop, artists will have the where-with-all to follow their own path towards creating California Vibe Watercolor Portraits™! For more information, visit lobenbergart.com and Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and on YouTube.

Lobenberg has over forty years of experience conducting both studio and plein air water media workshops across the United State, Canada as well as via zoom and his online California Vibe School of Watercolor™. He has established a reputation for a well-organized, energetic, fun, and high-spirited teaching style. David received his Master’s-in-Art degree from UCLA and has taught for seventeen years (now retired) as an adjunct art professor at Sacramento City College.

His work has been exhibited and published both in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His work has appeared in Pratique Des Arts, Plein Air Magazine and International Artist to name a few.

David has also created commissioned art works for the Amgen Tour of California, the USAF Thunderbirds, Maria Shriver, IMAX Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service, Sacramento Olympic Track and Field Pre-trials, and the National Gymnastics Association.