Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Green Apples"















5 X 7 oil on board NFS

This is the first of 5 paintings I'm doing for a
special project. They are part of a promotional
package by Zatista that showcases several artists.
The
paintings will be presented in gift packages
to 5
editors from various Art and Design Magazines.
It is such an honor to be invited to participate!

Zatista is a fabulous online Art Gallery that
markets toward Designers and Collectors. If
you don't know about it, check it out. It is a
very cool site! They are fairly new but I've
been told that Nate Berkus just acquired a
large amount of artwork from them so hopefully
he will help get the word out and they will
continue to grow and grow.

19 comments:

Susan E. Roden said...

Congrats' Gwen! Wonderful opportunity and love the apples. Curious, are all 5 paintings going to be of fruit / apples? Will be waiting for the unveiling.

Kim said...

Yay! That is awesome! Your painting is fantastic Gwen. Really crisp and gorgeous. And the Zatista opportunity is terrific. Congratulations : )

Candace X. Moore said...

Gwen, I'm loving your work these days. Your pieces are full of energy and light and your brushwork is so lively. Are you a "juicy" painter? Hard to tell from the photos. Best.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Yammi and so delicious.
Good luck my dear!
Is this Nate from Oprah??WOW!

Edward Burton said...

These apples are wonderful, Gwen - nicely composed and beautifully painted. Sounds like an interesting project!

Sheila said...

Congrats Gwen! I'm so glad so many more people are going to discover and enjoy your talent! Wasn't Zatista started by the same folks as Google?

rahina q.h. said...

love those swirls in your brush work, they add so much to the nature of the apple!

Gary Keimig said...

that sounds like a great endeavor well worth proceeding with.
Great job on the apples, Gwen. Love that dark background to contrst with the apples.

Dana Cooper said...

Love this perspective Gwen and beautifully painted! Congratulations, you are so deserving!!

Jill Berry said...

You have a way with fruit & such.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Great news!! Congratulations, you deserve it! Thanks for your continued information and inspiration.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Well deserved Gwen! You are such a fantastic artist! well painted shadows and lot of details...

Cathyann said...

Gwen,looking real good and good luck with the project pieces!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Gwen, this is wonderful, both the painting and the opportunity! I hope you will post the other 4 paintings too!

jyothisethu said...

gwen,
the green apples are so realistic...
i like the highlights and contrasts you have included into the picture to achieve the realism...

Sally McLean said...

Love your Granny Smiths Gwen! Visiting your blog always makes me hungry for healthy food!
Love your daisy family painting too! You have such a fresh painterly style!

Dayna Talbot said...

Gwen....Love the apples, composition and high contrast and the brush strokes are great! Thanks for comments on my work...much appreciated!

Kim Blair said...

Congratulations on your project for Zatista! I always enjoy your bold use of colour.
Kim

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

First off, congrats on being invited to take part in the promotional package!

The composition is great! Nice close-up shot keeps the still life interesting.

I think your work shines when you use more intense colors like you do in this one. Not extreme but just kicked up a notch from being average.

And since green is my most FAVORITE color, well, I just love that too!

-Dean