Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Vineyard I"

16X12 oil on canvas

A Vineyard is interested in buying my work! I'm very excited about working with them! This first painting was more of a "test" preliminary to see what style I wanted to use and if the owner liked the interpretation of their reference. They liked it so I'm off and running!

I just realized it's been nearly 2 weeks since I've posted anything
new. That's
terrible! My big excuse is that I have a horrible
case of Poison Ivy all over my
face and have been too ugly to get
out in public to buy supplies. Envision The
Elephant Man with his eyes
swollen shut. Went to get a couple of steroid shots
yesterday and a
child in the doc's office actually GAWKED and cried in a
tiny, horrified
voice "Mommy! What's
wrong with that lady's FACE?!!" Humiliating?
Quite. I told her in a nice,sweet voice "It's ok. I just haven't been

eating my vegetables." That'll teach her!Her Mom just smiled and
"Thank you!".


Sheila said...

*ouch* Sorry to hear about your run-in with Poison Ivy.... great story though.

Boy your vineyard art would be hot hot hot in all the vineyards around here. I'm so glad that vintner knew great art when he sees it! Congrats Gwen!!

The Bull said...

Vineyard I is fantastic, great sense of atmosphere, love the clouds!

Candace X. Moore said...

Gwen, Love this composition. That almost monochromatic background creates a really energetic contrast with the vineyard foreground. It might be the blue/orange combo, but I think it's also the high/low chroma combo that sets it off. Wonderful piece, like a well-rounded meal. It's all there.

Sally McLean said...

Love the colours in this vineyard painting, It is beautiful! Hope your malady is cured soon!

suzanneberry said...

First, horrors!!! I'm so sorry to hear of your ivy onslaught! Sending you healing thoughts! Second, this is a BEAUTIFUL painting! And congratulations on your work with the vineyard! What a great gig! Can't wait to see your work with them. And thanks again for all the info, still haven't had time to check into it all, but soon. And thank you for your kind words! as always, they are very much appreciated. Wow, "Passing By" is among my favorites. Just beautiful. Thanks again and get well soon! best, suz

Anonymous said...

hi Gwen great to hear about the commission. congratulations! and wonderful painting... it looks so detailed! and the face allergy, i've had something similar and it is an awful thing, i hope you are better now:)r.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is wonderful Gwen, I'm sure the vineyard owner will be delighted with this! I like how you created an impressionistic version of this vineyard...love the shadow color too!

Sorry about the poison ivy...yikes! Funny response to the child!!

Diana Marshall said...

I had a good laugh at your story, poor thing. Great painting looks perfect to me I also like your shadow colors too.

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Gwen! Wonderful job with the clouds and love the rich colors of the foreground. Congratulations on getting a patron for your art!
I'm so sorry to hear about the poison ivy, I know how terribly unpleasant that is -- I once had a goat on a leash that all of a sudden decided to take off down a hill and right through a LARGE poison oak bush dragging me behind him. (I like what you said to the kid - heh-heh-heh)

Jill Berry said...

Sure hope the meds are kicking in,
& you're feeling yourself again.
Great painting!
Excellent composition,
and receding quality.
That vineyard is soakin' up the sun!
Congrats on the commish...!

Angela Elledge said...

What wonderful glowing light you've captured in Vineyard; this is beautiful. Ouch about the poison ivy, hope you feel better soon.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I always enjoy your stories. But poison ivy is Yukki. Hope you are better.
congrats on the commission is this gonna be a big one?
I love the vineyard painting and the cat.
2 weeks with no painting and now 2 in 1 day???

Chuck Dilmore said...

so, you're traumatizing children
but MESMERIZING your followers!
a worthy exchange.

Gwen - this is incredible!
pardon my gawking~

judith said...

What nice atmosphere beautiful warm and cool color . Also Thank you for your lovely comment about my Caramel Apple painting .

judith said...

Such beautiful atmosphere, I like the warm and cool color play. Lovely! Also ,Thank you for your kind comment on my Caramel Apple painting.

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh my god, you just made me laugh--which I really needed. Thank you. Sorry about your face, though!

Gringo Zero said...

Don't know how I missed this one, but it is outstanding!

Cathyann said...

yowza, owza...I feel your pain with PI. I get that bad too and it is awful...but you are so funny... in how you handles that little kid. Great story.
This is a great painting...no doubt the vintners loved it...good luck with the commissions.!