Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Commuters"



















6 x 6 oil on masonite SOLD

I was very intimidated by this month's DSFDF! My initial
reaction was to skip it, but thanks to Dana Cooper's
encouragement I decided to try it. I approached it like she
suggested; Puzzle Pieces. It was still difficult but went
much more smoothly than if I had not taken it a bit at
a time.

30 comments:

Fernando Pena said...

Glen, good work, congratulations

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wow Gwen, this is fabulous, I'm so glad you decided to participate! I love how the blue pops and your lines are straight!
Thanks for the link.

suzanneberry said...

WOW!!! this is stunning. i love the graphic quality and the palate. One of my favorites.

Chuck Dilmore said...

Gwen...
this is soo verrry interesting!
i love geometry... and this
has me buzzing!

beautiful work!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I am happy for you that you decided to go for it.
Another winner, very nice.

Diana Marshall said...

Well you mastered it and on a small surface too, like the blue highlights they really pop.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Lovely painting Gwen! It was a difficult subject...but you have done a fantastic job!

Dors said...

Great work Gwen. Where there's a will , there's a way. You mastered it..and very well too.

Art with Liz said...

Well done Gwen! This is great.

Sheila said...

*argh* this is wonderful! now I'm wondering if I should sweep mine under the rug so to speak and start over.

ariel freeman said...

I love this one; the design element and how the sun spotlights their heads and the ?wheel shape leaving everything else in shadow. Great job! Glad you decided to do it.

Arti said...

Very fine painting, Gwen...you reminded me to take up this month's challenge as well...lets see...

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful job, Gwen, you nailed the difficult perspective.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

Good for you. That is a hard one. I'm impressed by the painting, and by your willingness to respond to challenges.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Teresa said...

Ditto to everything that's been said. Gwen you really nailed this! Bravo!!!

caroleeclark said...

Wonderful painting Gwen. I really admire your work!

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job Gwen. It is important to try the things that don't necessarily appeal to you. I'll bet you'll be a lot less hesitant next time after this result.

Carol Nelson said...

I knew yours would be good, and it is. You captured the photo perfectly.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Wonderful composition and colors choice, gorgeous, I love it!!

Claire said...

I love this, Gwen. Your clean colors and abstract shapes make this a winner for me.

liz wiltzen said...

Hey Gwen,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have done an outstanding job with this challenge, wow, what a great workout it was, wasn't it?

I also love your marble piece, you have inspired me to go buy a bag of marbles for my daily still life work.

Read your bio and I would like to say welcome to the world of fine art - I'm sure with your background you will continue to excel in leaps and bounds!

FCP said...

No need to be nervous about this one--you really nailed it. Great job, Gwen!

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, Gwen! You sure got all the puzzle pieces just right! Love the vibrant colors and strong value contrasts!

Ann Rogers said...

Good advice from Dana, since your "puzzle" turned out great! The composition and color all work so well.

David Larson Evans said...

Very nice job I like the clarity of it.I saw your picture on D.P.International site talented lady.

Dean Grey said...

I would've been intimidated by this too, Gwen, but you definitely pulled it off!

Very cool looking!

-Dean

dominique eichi said...

What a wonderful entry I just love that blue. and also your Daisies .

Carol Nelson said...

You pulled it off, Gwen. Love the blue accents. I, too, thought this was difficult. Four hours of torture for me.

Maggie Mayer said...

Beautiful Gwen. Yours was one of my favorites.

Becky Drees said...

It's great, Gwen. I love the blue contrasting so nicely with the yellows and oranges...