Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Lemon Basil"


















6 X 6 oil on masonite
SOLD

Been dying to try my new Radiant Turquoise
next to that bright Radiant Lemon and Radiant
Yellow! The reference photo was taken on my
cement lawn table so it was a bit challenging to
replace all the gray areas and do color correction
in the shadows since they appeared brownish.

I'm returning my neighbor's little custard dish to
her tomorrow so wanted to get one more painting
out of it. It's such a nice size for this small format.

19 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow!!! This is just what I needed to pop my eyes open this morning! Love it Gwen.

Rosemary said...

Bold colors! This one vibrates and keeps the eye moving! Great! The cherries in the cantalope is delicious! This series is exciting, colorful and keeps me coming back!

Sandra Galda said...

ooh I love everything about this! The colors are so clear and the shadows so interesting, the subject terrific!

Edward Burton said...

The bright colors look so great together - wonderful combination. Great painting, Gwen.

Cathyann said...

Summer fresh colors! I like it!

Michelle said...

Ooh...very radiant indeed! Looks fresh and yummy. How fun to play with new colors.

Chuck Dilmore said...

cut to:
chuck, licking lips.

dominique eichi said...

very nice, I love turquoise !!!!!

Kerri Settle said...

The turquoise is to die for! It makes the lemon really stand out.

Diane said...

Beautiful work...

David Larson Evans said...

Great combo Gwen you hit the shadow perfect.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Oh, yeah! That turquoise is brilliant!

Gary Keimig said...

very nice Gwen. Love how you are using color combinations in your work.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

Now your Radiant Turquoise is one of my
favorite colours. Love it. I am getting colour
ideas looking at your work. Lemon Basil -- so good. I have about 10 of those custard dishes and wish I was next door so I could give you some, and you could keep on painting them.

Fabulous colour, composition and imagination.


Take care,

Barbara

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great, fun colors Gwen, this little series that you have done is wonderful!

Jala Pfaff said...

Very nice, it reminds me of a Thiebaud!

Gringo Zero said...

Gwen,

I'm glad to see you're more active again. I really dig the fruit series. Are you familiar with Carol Marine? She does daily paintings of this nature, though her style is more focused on painting the flat planes of round objects. Can't wait to see more.

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

These are turning out great!

The bright blue against the sunny yellows are awesome. Another great job painting the glass from a bird's-eye-view.

The cast shadows are so interesting to look at.

At first glance this painting looks so simple but upon further study you see a whole lot is going on in the details.

Just great!

-Dean

Stephen Parker said...

I love everything about this painting, Gwen. Composition, color, contrast, the handling of the glass's transparency, the cast shadows -- did I miss anything? Really beautiful.