Monday, June 15, 2009

"Summer Vegetables" one more time


















10 x 10 oil on masonite SOLD

This reference was provided by Karin Jurick.

20 comments:

L.Holm said...

both versions are great, Gwen. I liked the warm background, but this blue-gray sets off the veggies nicely, too. I love the rim of the blue plate, too.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

This mauvey, grey-blue background is beautiful.
A super, skilled over the top amazing painting.
You are good!

Take care,

Barbara

David Larson Evans said...

Wow! Excellent I like everything about it.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

It's interesting to me how different your painting looks with just a shift in temperature.
Though I like them both, I think the latest post works with the temperature of the vegetables...great job, Gwen!

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Zing! This is fav.

Priti said...

The new background is beautiful - great job with this challenge.

Rosemary said...

Both paintings are wonderful! So glad you are feeling better! Keep playing, singing, eating watermelon and producing these delicious paintings!

Petra Sohns Didion said...

I am glad you are getting better

The above Paintings are so wonderfully executed, i enjoy the vista,your vegetables come alive
you have such fantastic skills

Phillip G Holt said...

Gwen,
I like both versions of the veggies. I prefer the warn background. Your beautiful expressive brush stokes are apparent when viewed enlarge. Great job with reflected light. Could not help but notice you painted the blue tag on the onion.
Thanks for dropping in on my blog, and leaving words of encouragement.
Phil

Dean H. said...

They both look fine, Gwen...however, I think I prefer this last one.
Funny-I had the same thing happen to me on my last post. First had a red/hot background-decided it was too close to the subject and changed the whole background.

Vern Schwarz said...

Awesome job on this Gwen. Those veggies really pop here. You've made some beautiful brush strokes, and the shadows are very dramatic..

Angela Elledge said...

Awesome. I like the cool background, as well and like the little bit of warmth that's peeking out in the background. Killer cast shadows!

Gary Keimig said...

The brown didn't bother me but this is definitely a better choice. Is a great painting .

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Gwen, this is outstanding! Your colors are perfectly harmonious. After seeing 8,000 plates of these vegetables already, to find one that I love and see that you did it was a great feeling. This masterpiece must have sprung from all that good smelling and tasting you're doing now that you got all fixed up! :D Great job, Madame.

Ann Gorbett said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog Gwen-I've been admiring your DSFDF paintings every time! The deep darks in your shadows makes this piece really rich. That brown leathery background was a little odd wasn't it? Great painting once again.

Ann Rogers said...

Both are great and fun to see how different backgrounds change the dynamics of the painting.

Karen Bruson said...

Gwen, I didn't like the original background color either but in trying to change it, I got a bit lost. You did a great job.

Dayna Talbot said...

Gwen...Love this, Simplicity of color and composition....really nice!

Diane Morgan said...

This is great Gwen. I like the cool background better, also.

Dean Grey said...

Wonderful still life, Gwen!

Since the previous post is the exact same painting just tweaked a bit, I'm going to leave just one comment for both.

Personally, I love the brown background better for some reason. I think it just goes better with the reds of the tomatoes and the browns of the onions.

The blue background definitely is pretty with lots of subtle colors mixed in, but between the two, I'm digging the brown background the best.

-Dean