Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Taos Pitcher"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas SOLD

This was another gift from my sister. She gives
me
the coolest stuff! It is part of a cream, sugar
and serving
bowl set. I love that dark navy and
cream striped handle.
Come to think of it, she gave
me the tea towel as well. What a great sister!

This is the same tea towel that I used in "Green Mug".
I thought the colors and design went well with the
pitcher. What I wasn't expecting was the busy
reflection it made it the spoon...a happy challenge.

29 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Wowee. Isn't this gorgeous. Great work Gwen.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Mitzi Easley said...

great job Gwen! Love the tea towel, love the pitcher, love that you put them together!

Judy Mackey said...

Love the colors - the tablecloth is superb - hard to believe all on a 6 x 6!!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

I love your choice to show the handles of the cups you paint coming straight out at the viewer - not the usual composition and very compelling! Gorgeous colours - wonderful handling of the paint.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Another winner.
Great piece Gwen i love how you manage to get the ceramics feeling.
The spoon is great with the reflection.
And I see my tablecloth again
Very nice.

DSM said...

This is delightfully confusing; like "Spoon in Wonderland." I think I have the same tablecloth...

LindaHunt said...

This is composed beautifully and the color is wonderful! I see the reflection in the spoon...very nicely done. Love the frontal view of the handle...!

Dayna Talbot said...

I can't believe what you can do with a 6x6! That pitcher is amazing, and the reflection in the spoon....nicely done!

David Larson Evans said...

You are brave to tackle such patterns, well dear lady.

Jill Berry said...

Wow! I like it!
Great perspective!
All the interesting textures-
cloth, silver, ceramic, & liquid!
But it reaches far beyond that-
to an intriguing pattern!

Kelley Sanford said...

the colors are just sumptuous! What fun patterns to paint. Lovely piece.

sam said...

Love it Gwen, really interesting angle.

Sally McLean said...

I don't know how you do such wonderful paintings in one day. Love the colors,light and reflection in this one.

Julie Hill said...

what a strong piece..so much going on for such a small format. Wonderful! Your spoons and reflections are always so well done. They work so well just on their own.

Dors said...

Great job Gwen. The detail and that spoon with the reflections.
Well done. A masterpiece.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Another winner Gwen. A lot going on, but it all comes together beautifully. The accentuated parts...the top of the pitcher, the handle, the spoon and the bits of light just pop. I really like the style of these two recent paintings.

Cathyann said...

An eyecatcher! Love it!

dominique eichi said...

I love your spoons,cups bowls etc.. Just beautiful.
It really caught my eye !

mary maxam said...

you always amaze me with your creative compositions and just right use of detail.

Karen Bruson said...

Great job! The background suits the pitcher perfectly.

Kerri Settle said...

You tamed a busy scene masterfully! I can't believe it's only a 6x6.

Angela Elledge said...

This is my new Gwen Bell favorite!

The Bull said...

You have a great eye for surfaces and lighting! You get a real sense of the varying textures of the ceramic pitcher, the metal spoon, and the table cloth. Brilliantly done!

Dean H. said...

I just had to chime in to say, "Wonderful work, Gwen"!

Edward Burton said...

This is so beautiful, Gwen. Well done.

Terri Buchholz said...

I love the funky mug and floral tablecloth - Just my taste! The painting is wonderful as are so many others! I haven't been to your site for awhile and I'm admiring how prolific you've been. Lovely work. I'm adding you on my favorites!

Becky Joy said...

Love this one! Its gorgeous.

Jala Pfaff said...

How cool the reflections are inside a spoon! this is exactly why we are artists...because other people wouldn't notice things like that.
Very nice job..

Dean Grey said...

I don't know what's cooler looking, the pitcher or the background!

Love them both, Gwen!

That is one killer handle!

-Dean