Monday, May 3, 2010

"Asian Delight"




















10 x 10 oil on canvas SOLD

Edemame and Sake...one of my favorite snacks. I was
enjoying my little snack when I
noticed the composition
was pretty good. Always trying
to find that next painting!

I love wine but unfortunately it gives me a headache.
However,
found that Sake doesn't. Maybe some ingredient
that is not in
the rice wine as opposed to the grapes? I always
enjoy drinking it from this cute little
Oriental Sake cup.

27 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

This is great Gwen, I love the shadow area in the sake cup and the spots of highlights on the cup and the edemame.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Yum, I love eating edemane. So I will have to try sake too.
I thought this was a photo. It really is great the way you captured the organic shapes and the shadow and light in the sake cup. It makes me want to reach out and grab a snack.

Angela Elledge said...

Hmmm, I don't know what I like better, seeing another beautiful painting of a great snack or learning that Sake doesn't give you a headache. (I had to give up red). I like the cool greens with the blues.

Linda said...

I agree with Gwen. In addition, the reflections in the bowl are nicely done. You never cease to post paintings that are just beautiful!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Beautiful painting, Gwen. How lucky to have the composition just present itself for you to paint! I love your blue and white pottery too.

Sandra Galda said...

lovely!

martinealison said...

Very lovely painting with just you can see in front of you.
Beautiful and gorgeous harmony with the colors.

Jala Pfaff said...

Nice! Love that you painted your food.

Vern Schwarz said...

You did a great job on this Gwen. I really enjoy the edemame beans as well, and these look delicious.

Edward Burton said...

This is wonderful, Gwen. I love all of the little highlights.

liz wiltzen said...

Great work Gwen, awesome job with the elipses!

sam said...

I love it Gwen, all the highlights give it such life and sparkle.

LindaHunt said...

Wonderful composition!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gwen, your painting gets better and better. This is fabulous. Some of the success in your work is that you look for an interesting painting in every day things. (And of course some of the rest of your success is that you work *&^% hard!)

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Love how the triangular compostion sits perfectly happy with the beans pointing the way to the cup then back to the bowl. I also love the food myself personally. Japanese is one of my favorties as well. And wine is good for us right! Great piece Gwen.

Dors said...

I am speechless. A stunning composition and so realistic. The liquid in the little pot, The detail of the beans. The highlights, The shadows.

AWESOME work Gwen.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is a beautiful piece Gwen.
Very nice composition.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Great piece Gwen I love the way you work with greens.

Crystal Cook said...

Beautiful piece Gwen! Those highlights are perfect :)

rahina q.h. said...

Gwen this is so refreshing, you can almost taste the freshness of the vegetable green and crunchy:) lovely composition also:)

Ramesh Jhawar said...

This is just AWESOME, Gwen!! Very well done! Love everything about it!

Kim said...

Gwen, this is so great! And what a sophisticated snack ; ) The first time I ate these was last fall in Florida. Loved them. Gotta look for them here. You nailed everything as usual but I think the most exquisite part is the sake. What an elegant bit of painting!

Diana Marshall said...

I agree with all the previous comments excellent painting, and to paint clear liquid in a cup is really an achievement, brilliant painting on all levels.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

I love the colour in this. So fresh.
Gorgeous work.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Rishi Kapil said...

Amazing painting ...the clay container is too good there is definitely an element of realism in it.

Dean Grey said...

A very strong still life, Gwen!

Those little pods must've taken you forever!

The strong black cast shadow of the bowl brings it all to life.

Simple yet classic looking!

-Dean

Faith Te said...

Ms. Gwen, it's great to see the new paintings. This one is especially beautiful! I like everything about it, but that sake cup is AMAZING! I've always had trouble with porcelain so I really, really admire what you have done here.