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VIEW with David Lobenberg: ``On the GO, Ink & Color Wash``

Through three key landscape exercises, David will teach the ins and outs of his en plein air ink and color wash technique. He will show you how complicated landscape scenes can be abstracted, and distilled down to simplified, energetic sketches.

You’ll be painting a Traditional European River Village, a California Headlands Lighthouse with Trekkers, and an Asian Buddhist Pagoda.

During the workshop, David will also show you an alternative to using a painting palette. Please click on this YouTube link to see him creating no-palette color washes!

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: Sept 25 & 26 from 9am-noon PDT 

Level: High Beginners to Intermediate

Participants: Max 20

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $178 for 6 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.

Class Format

  • A host from the VIEW Academy will facilitate the meeting, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • The V.I.E.W. workshop is live, interactive and hands-on
  • David will demonstrate step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to David
  • You will be able to show your work to David to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

What you will learn in this Class

In my two-day Zoom workshop, I will cover the ins and outs of studio and plein air landscape sketching that is boldly simple. We will be painting a European River Village, Lighthouse Trekkers, and Asian Pagoda. 


  • With just a five-color painting palette, fresh and bright colors will be applied to the color washes. 
  • Implementing energetic ink line work before the color wash stage. 
  • Dancing the watercolor brush to add personality to the color washes.


  • Abstracting out details to get into a no-fussy zone. 
  • Rounding up lights and darks to enhance drama and artistic eye appeal.

Taking advantage of minimal on-the-go art tools for ease of travel locally and globally.

Biography-David Lobenberg

Internationally published and exhibiting fine artist David Lobenberg has over thirty-five years experience teaching fine art both in California and out-of-state. He has established a reputation for conducting well organized, energetic, hands-on watercolor and drawing workshops.

“As a professional fine artist, I have taught as an adjunct art professor for over sixteen years, specializing in drawing, graphic design, acrylic and watercolor painting instruction. I conduct art workshops across the United States and Canada as well as online. My work has been published in International Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Watercolor Artist, and Pratique Des Arts magazines to name a few. I’ve exhibited in the U.S., Europe, Turkey, and Asia.

I live and work in sunny Sacramento, California. As a native Californian, I have been influenced by mostly sunny days and the bright colors used by my fellow Mexican American neighbors. My favorite definition about the art of watercoloring comes from a fellow Sacramento artist, Jose Montoya: “To watercolor is to control the flood”. I love painting and seeing bright and luminescent color washes mix and mingle on watercolor paper. Three of my favorite artists are the late Charles Reid, Nicholas Simmons, and Kenneth Potter.” Check David Lobenberg’s website.

Samples of David's Art

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Testimonials from our VIEWers

“The session recordings are one of the reasons these live on-line workshops are better than in-person workshops. The other reason is that we can sit comfortably and look over the shoulder of the artist during the demo. I’m so glad that you are presenting these workshops!”

Margaret W.

“Love, love love your online classes! I’ve done two so far and have really enjoyed both.  I feel my work has improved a lot thanks to your online workshops.

You do the BEST job of these workshops. I love the pace, and the instructors are all so willing to stop and help students!” 

Arlette T.

“Jackie, the courses and quality of instructors you have cultivated through French Escapade V.I.E.W. is world-class. Jackie, you do such a great job hosting the program — you are on top of your game with production quality, responsiveness with quick replay links, and also announcing upcoming events to students. A side benefit is your fun, wickedly sharp and entertaining sense of humor. Keep up the great work. I’m not surprised that V.I.E.W. is expanding and doing so well.”

Sandy G.

The Price of US $ 178 for 6 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communciate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
  • If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only.
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