Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Gold Mug"
















 

6 x 6, oil on canvas panel SOLD
I mention my sister quite often in my posts. This
is one. This print is not a tea towel. It's a pair of her
Capri pants! They are fabulous...just like her. This
fabric sums up
her personality pretty well; unique,
beautiful and definitely a crowd-pleaser
. It also really
exemplifies the differences in our styles.
When I looked
through my closet I discovered I had
nothing with any sort
of pattern whatsoever. And mostly blues. The closest
I came
to a pattern was small stripes. However, there is a method
to my boring wardrobe. Seems everything I own is destined
to become "paint clothes" sooner or later so, really, what's
the point of having nice things?

33 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

such luscious browns in this piece. Can certainly relate to the paint on everything I owe but never thought of using them in my paintings. Ummmm!!!

LindaHunt said...

These cup paintings are so fun! Love the foreshortening and the reflection of the print on the sides of the cup.

martinealison said...

Bravo pour ce tableau qui reflète joie, calme bonheur et tendresse...

Linda Popple said...

I LOVE this series of cups and patterns you are painting! Each one is so much fun. Your shadows and reflections on this one are on target. I feel as though I could pick up this cup and sip on the coffee.

Barbara M. said...

Now I just wish I was sitting down at that tablecloth and that this mug of coffee was mine.
Super painting.
xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Carol Blackburn said...

Mornin' Gwen,
Very nicely done. Pants, huh! Never thought of looking through the closet for inspiration but of course I wear mostl black anyway. Oh well, maybe I'll go visit my daughter's closet. Really do love the way you've mastered the cup. I believe you could paint one with your eyes closed. And yes, that reflection is great.

Terri Buchholz said...

Gwen- I'm so enjoying your blog and am loving the mug paintings, probably owing to my enormous coffee addiction. And congratulations on being part of Daily Painters! Just for fun, consider having your sister take you shopping to help you "buy against type". It's liberating and I bet you'll find a pair of fabulous printed Capri pants or something that becomes your favorite garment!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is beautiful Gwen I love your cup series, but your story is better.What a LOL early AM.
Thanks for my happy Wednesday.It is soooo good to start the day with a big L.

Kim said...

Gwen! I am LOVIN' these!!! This is wonderful. You don't make things easy on yourself do you! Patterns, reflections, that silver spoon - done so well. I really like how you saw those reflections in the spoon.

Dana Cooper said...

I have that mug, but don't have anything like those pants in my closet either...this is a fun piece, Gwen, with a really fun story to go along with it!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the painting and the capri pant story. Great reflections on the cup.
I am with you on everything I own ending up being paint clothes. Happy painting!

Kim Blair said...

I hope you sister purchases this painting, it would make a great conversation piece in her home, especially if she wears the same capris while serving the coffee!
Beautiful painting Gwen.
Kim

Marie Theron said...

Another lovely image...I can imagine you staring at nice shirt or pants or anything patterned. The cups are beautifully painted and make good matches for the textiles.

The Bull said...

These just keep getting better and better Gwen! Really love the reflective qualities in both the ceramic mug and the spoon! Bravo!

Edward Burton said...

Love the painting and the story to go along with it, Gwen. A very fun piece - well done.

Dors said...

Another great piece Gwen. Love those reflections in the mug and the spoon.
Nice story about the Capri pants.

Tammy Hext said...

Another outstanding painting. You are really rocking the handles of the mugs too.

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Wonderful painting! Love the reflections and love those paints. I've lost many 'ok to go out in' clothes to paint, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We might all have to go shopping! What a shame... lol.

Lisa Daria said...

This is great - I want them all. I love it. Painting patterns is so hard - I am really enjoying these.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Love the color combination in this piece! It is reminiscent of 1970's colors (in a good way) and sort of hearkens back to harvest gold. I love it. Funny you should mention style. My clothes are also very boring...black, white, and beige. My daughter constantly threatens to get me on the show "What Not to Wear".

sam said...

Love the colour scheme Gwen and I was laughing at the clothes business, most of mine become 'painting' clothes and then eventually rags)

Lucyna F. said...

Wow,it look so real.

Kerri Settle said...

Ha! I'm the same way with my clothes. Really lovely painting, Gwen - and using the pants as a pattern is a great idea!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Love this series, Gwen. Keep them coming. I thought of you yesterday when I was running through DFW trying to catch a connection.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Oh, I love your painting, and the tribute to your sister. Are sisters awesome?

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, Gwen... I HEAR you! But just think... if YOU owned these pants, they would disguise the little splatters of paint...no?

I have two sets of clothes. Clothes that have paint on them. And clothes that DON'T have paint on them...yet.

David Larson Evans said...

You nailed it.

suzanneberry said...

Yet another beauty! I cannot wait for the book. This is just beautiful. I didn't make the cut on DPO, but thank you so much for your support. Enjoy the weekend and happy painting!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Wicked as we say here in Boston. I love the color harmony and the capri's.
I use clothes too :)
My latest painting backdrop is my Lime green "Jacksonville" t shirt :D
And Like Kelley. I have clothes with paint and bleach on them and clothes without paint or bleach on them YET.
Master painting here!

Jala Pfaff said...

Very nice, the burnt-orangey colors are awesome.
Funny what you said about clothing with or without patterns: I'm a total NO-patterns-on-my-clothing person.
The other day my husband came home from a conference here in Boulder and told me he met a potential business contact there...her name is Gwen Bell. My brain had to stop to process that: wait, who...?

liz wiltzen said...

Super, dynamic composition Gwen!

julie davis said...

Gwen, love this series. What a challenge with a ll the pattern, but you're tackling it! Well done.

Dean Grey said...

This is so exquisite, Gwen!

The capri pants (LOL) make an awesome backdrop! I once used one of my mother's striped shirts for the same reason.

The mug itself is really well done too. The refelctions are subtle. That is key.

It would've been easier to make the reflections in the mug loud and bold but yours look so much more natural.

The color choices, the shadows, the placement. I like it all!

-Dean