Friday, June 26, 2009

"Boating"



















6 X 6 oil on masonite SOLD

Yea! I finished
Karin Jurick's DSFDF assignment early for
a change! I found this one really fun. At first I thought
"Man...that's a lot of blue!" but once I got going it was
mesmerizing and went very quickly. Karin never ceases
to amaze me with her challenges. There's always a good
lesson in them. I made the
boat a bit greener just
because it was such an interesting
color. Another reason
it was so fun is because I have been doing so many Still
Lifes lately. It was nice to do a figure for a change.

Now, off to find a Maxfield Parrish reference

for Michelle Burnett's Following The Masters
challenge and James Parker's
Windows To The Words Art assignment.

Feels great to be painting every day again! I think this

is my 5th in a row.

35 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Your boat and figure are really great and the color for the boat really works!

Laure Ferlita said...

Your painting is wonderful! Really love the green of the boat and the reflected color.

artbyakiko said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Gwen! I love how you gave more colors to each element; it comes alive.

David Larson Evans said...

Excellent.

dominique eichi said...

LOVE that boat. Great DSFDF

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Great job. Love the reflections and the colors in the boat and water. Your figure works well with everything.

Sally McLean said...

Being a 'Boatie" myself I was really atracted to your painting. Well done!!

Dayna Talbot said...

Love the painting....the variations of blue and the green boat are great!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

I love the mysterious feeling in this painting. Who is that person in the sunglasses and what is she thinking?

Take care,

Barbara

The Bull said...

Beautiful job on this week's challenge, you captured the mood and expression of the rower perfectly! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Angela Elledge said...

You have been busy with still lifes, for some reason I don't paint those, but I don't know why? You make me want to try some.

This has such a quiet and serene feel to it; beautiful.

Candace X. Moore said...

Gwen. Really love the clarity and intensity of the shapes and colors in your still lifes. Especially liked the half-eaten grapes. Those reflected lights vibrate. Your lemons look like a bright summer day. Also, interesting post on challenges. The master study is such a great way to learn. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

judith said...

Nice painting Gwen , I like your figure in the boat and general feel of the painting.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Gwen, You did a fantastic job and I liked this very much..I thought its foto as u made it so real...:)

Diana Marshall said...

Great painting, you make it look so easy! I've just started mine and the drawing of it I found really tricky.Your painting is spot on.

Pearl said...

Lovely painting, it feels very alive. :)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gwen, this is terrific. Nice job!

Dean H. said...

Great idea putting more zip in the green color of the boat! The figure is well done also. I like how you defined her hand so well with such subtle color variations...perfect and not easily done!

Andrea said...

Gwen,
I appreciate the comment on by blog about this painting. I love yours too. It was a challenge for me to paint the girl. I have not been very good painting people. Thanks for following me.Andrea

Denny said...

nice job using compliments .. . green/red orange / blue /purple....

L.Holm said...

Hi, Gwen! It's fantastic. So solidly done. Love it!
So glad you're back to painting again!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I think your piece is one of the best of the challenge!

Chuck Dilmore said...

beautiful, Gwen!

Vern Schwarz said...

Good job on this Gwen, I like the way you cropped it.

Gwen Bell said...

You guys/gals are awesome...thank you so much for your kind comments and encouragement!

Joanna said...

Hi Gwen,love all of your paintings too,especially this one! I learned commercial arts before, agree with your concept-painting for yourself.

Gary Keimig said...

Wow! This came out really great Gwen.

SYLVIANE said...

beautiful painting, Gwen!

SYLVIANE said...

This painting is really stunning!

Riad said...

Hi Gwen,
Beautiful and lovely painting.

Riad said...

Beautiful and lovely painting,Gwen.

Janet Karam said...

Very nice...congrats!

Kerri Settle said...

Wonderful work! I like the color harmonies you achieved.

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

I like that the boat was made a bit greener too.

-Dean

Ann Rogers said...

Beautiful entry, Gwen...so many nice tones of blue.