Friday, January 8, 2010

"3 Lemons"




















6 X 6 oil on masonite SOLD

I'm going to Carol Marine's workshop next week and I'm
hoping I will come back inspired to paint again. For
whatever reason I'm less than enthused these days.
Decided these lemons sum up my mood...tart and in need
of sugar!

33 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Oh Gwen, I'm guessing you will come back super enthused from your workshop...I'm jealous!
I looked at these lemons and thought snuggle up or circle the wagons...either way they are finding comfort in each other, kind of like artists. :)

Kim said...

Oh Gwen, I just found your blog recently and your work has been beautiful! I think you will LOVE Carol's workshop. I was at her workshop in Jacksonville in October and it I learned so much. A real shot in the arm. Have a blast - she's great (and so are your paintings!)

Angela Elledge said...

...And sweetness you will have with your Carol Marine workshop, looking forward to hearing all about it. This little still life is great and I meant to comment on your outstanding marble painting, but time got away from me. Have fun with your workshop, I'm sure inspiration will spring forth!

Chartan said...

I am envious, I'm sure you will be energized by the workshop.

Gwen Bell said...

Dana, Kim & Angela...thank you all so much for your encouragement! I love this blog more and more all the time. Even when I'm down, y'all turn my frown upside down! I feel better already. I may even try to give this painting a better name (thanks, Dana).

Barbara M. said...

Okay make that nobody paints glass or lemons as well as you do!

Superb.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful lemons, Gwen, and I love Dana's take of them. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic time with Carol's workshop and I look forward to hearing all about it.

sreenivasa ram makineedi said...

Nice fresh lemons. i liked this painting.

Dors said...

Love the lemons. Great work

Gwen..I hope you enjoy the workshop. Wish I had half your courage.
Have fun. Look forward to more of your wonder art work.
Hugs

suzanneberry said...

I love it when others get discouraged. Is that not awful? I love it because is signals a time for growth and the fact that you're feeling this way and going to a Carol Marine workshop is pure serendipity! you will be a sponge. i am so envious. i recently bought her book and have been studying her work. the simplicity and dead on "rightness" of every stroke makes me swoon. you will do so well. i cannot WAIT to see what influence her teaching has on your incredible skills. i LOVE the lemons and what you wrote. enjoy my friend.happy new year again. have a great time.

Cathyann said...

Nice work of late...can't wait to hear about the workshop, lucky you!

Vern Schwarz said...

Gwen, that is going to be so great...Carol's workshop. I can tell from your work, that her style of painting is an inspiration for you, so what better than drinking right from the fountain. She is such a great artist. These lemons are beautiful, and it will be fun to see what you do with similar compositions after you get back. Have a blast.

Barbara Pask said...

How exciting to get attend one of Carol's workshops. Let us know how it goes. I hope you find it very inspiring.

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

The shadows make these lemons pop!

Nice job on this one!

-Dean

Mitzi Easley said...

I'll bring the sweetness, Gwen - and You teach me how to paint lemons, okay? I'm going to Carol's workshop next week as well! We're going to have a great time and leave inspired. I look forward to meeting you. M

Jill Berry said...

My impression~
you made even lemons cuddly!
(agree with Dana)

Kerri Settle said...

Hi Gwen! I find this piece to be very soothing and I love the warmth of it. I hope you have a great time at the workshop and come back inspired!

Dean H. said...

I'm with the others...congrats on the Carol M. workshop! Take plenty of pics and flood us with your impressions of the experience.
I like the happy looking lemon cluster...no sour grapes there. :)

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I am SOOOOOO envious.Enjoy the workshop and come back with new energy and ideas.
Your lemons are sweet.
Hugs, IB

Ramesh Jhawar said...

The lemons are damn good! Have a great time at the workshop :)

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Gwen, your work is so inspiring. I am so enjoying your blog! I can't wait to hear about Carol's workshop. Have fun!!

Pam Holnback said...

Gwen, You will find Carol's workshop inspiring. I took one 9/08, and loved it her!

Arti said...

Love those shiney, shimmering , sweet lemons!

Stephen Parker said...

Wish I could add something meaningful to the comments above. The good news is that it's a sure bet you will get the inspiration you're looking for at Carol's workshop (I took it last spring). Have a great time. I'm looking forward to hearing how it went.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

I wrote about you on my blog. I love your work, and value your friendship.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Chuck Dilmore said...

exquisite, Gwen!
wow!

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

I think I will steal your title and just put up 3 bad paintings.

Sandra Galda said...

beautiful! Have fun at the workshop! I am attending one again this year too and looking forward to it!

Gary Keimig said...

Excellent Lemons painting. Good luck and learn lots at Carol's workshop. Should be inspirational.
HAPPY NEW YEAR

L.Holm said...

Hi, Gwenn - I swear I left a comment before, but don't see it. (losing my mind).
I love the radiant light in this...gorgeous lemons! Hope you have a great time at the workshop. We want a full report! :-D

Jala Pfaff said...

Good luck and have fun.
For me, I think whenever I start entering into a phase of lackluster excitement, it means I'm just about ready to start going in a new direction. Or rather, it goes and I just follow as best I can.

James Parker said...

Hey, Gwen...haven't seen you in a while, and thought I'd drop in and check on you. Hope you had a enjoyable time at Dena's Bunkhouse and picked up some pointers. And...get in a good mood...cheer up!!! Maybe it's the weather, but I've been a tad glum, too. Nice lemons...tart and needing some sugar. Boy, is there a neat punchline there, but....

becky joy said...

Gwen, How wonderful. Workshops always perk up the enthusiasm. Have a great time and I'm sure you will have more ideas than you know what to do with.