Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Broken Egg"


















6x6 oil on masonite SOLD

I just realized that I've been posting on this blog for

nearly a year and haven't painted the blog Still Life
standby:
The Broken Egg. The shell on this was one of the
darkest
I've seen on a brown shelled egg. One other subject
I haven't
done is a Landscape. Probably because I did so
many when I
was painting Murals. They lost their appeal.
Love seeing
other painter's Landscape work, but I'm not
quite over it yet.

21 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

The eggshells are really well done. The purple and orange complement each other and I especially like the very bottom of the shell..it really glows.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

The eggshells are beautiful Gwen...I really like the reflected warm light underneath them and the cool light on the surface to the left. You see light and shadow so wonderfully!
I didn't know that an egg is a still life stand by, I may have to consider it!

Karen Bruson said...

Great job on the broken egg. I love how you painted the yoke.

Chuck Dilmore said...

whoa...
beautiful light and shadow!

excellent, Gwen!

rahina q.h. said...

Lovely work Gwen, those shells have been beautifully handled, and great brushwork!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Beautiful...:) The egg shells, yoke, the liquid, shadows are extremely perfect...I inspire from you so much. I just adore your work Gwen!

Sandra Galda said...

Hi Gwen!
The eggs are super and I like the insides ...you did them so well. they are an interesting subject, one I have not attempted yet. You did great!

Cathyann said...

Very well done and a nice change to see brown egg shells.:-)

David Larson Evans said...

Another excellent painting Gwen I'm eager to see whats next.

Gary Keimig said...

very well done Gwen. Would be fun to see what you would do with a landscape. You have such a nice feel to your work.

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Gwen. All of the highlights and reflections are wonderful.

Pattie Wall said...

The colors you used make the painting reach out to the viewer. Nice job! It will be neat to see what you do with landscapes. I, myself, am still trying to tackle them every once in awhile. Some work, some don't...but in the meantime, I am learning about other things while in that moment. You will too!

Art with Liz said...

This is great Gwen!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

I posted a comment when you first put this up, but don't see it here. What did I do wrong? Super painting. You can paint anything girl. You're a constant inspiration.

xoxoxoBarbara

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

Now they can call you a good egg. I'm waiting to see the bacon and toast to complete the breakfast series.

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

"The incredible, edible egg." (sorry that jingle is forever stuck in my head!)

This turned out awesome!

Wonderful composition. The egg almost looks like it's about to slide off of the painting.

The eggshells steal the show IMHO. The dramatic shadows just make them pop!

I'm also a sucker for brown and blue color combinations so that could be it too!

A wonderfully rendered and delicious painting!

-Dean

The Bull said...

Fantastic job on this, I love the translucent quality of the egg white! And the shadows!

L.Holm said...

LOL! Love it - proverbial or not. Have you done the obligatory pb&j sandwich already?

Maggie Mayer said...

Love the composition Gwen and beautifully painted. Still enjoying my Gwen Bell painting!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, excellent job. Funny, I saw the painting and immediately thought, Wow, she did the classic broken egg! :D I still have never tried it. I'm kinda afraid. My official excuse, though, is that we don't eat them so there are never any in the house.

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. What did you put it on??