Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Bucket of Bows"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas SOLD

30 comments:

Linda Popple said...

This is soooo good, Gwen! I am so impressed with your paintings of prints and then you've carried one step further with the reflections in the silver. Well done!

Have a good time at lunch today!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope that you are not DZ from the circles.
I love your work.

suzanneberry said...

Gwen, this is INCREDIBLE!!! I love everything about it, concept, design, palate, it's perfect!

Susan E. Roden said...

Fabulous Gwen! Think you're on to something here, for the series of patterned still lifes are incredible.

Kim said...

Gwen, LOVE it!! Fun,great colours, lovely ribbon, snappy pattern - the whole works! Great reflections and all that. Wow!

.Caroline Bray Art said...

This absolutely rocks Gwen! I love it! And I admire your patience and skill with that reflection, that's one hell of a challenge. Brilliant, I'm very impressed.

Julie Hill said...

Gwen, This is phenomenal!!!!!

Carol Nelson said...

Love the reflective quality of your bucket.
About my mug collection - I've been collecting for 40 YEARS and have well over 60 different mugs from around the world.
I'll send you a picture of them so you can drool. LOL

Mitzi Easley said...

Great job Gwen... love your colors and the way you've handled the reflections! So fun!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Love the reflections, Gwen. And, the satiny feel of the ribbon is great.

Kelley Sanford said...

ribbon,designs & silver, oh my. What a delightful painting. I applaud you for painting all 3 into this piece.

Edward Burton said...

WOW, Gwen, this is fantastic! Love the reflections and the sheen of the ribbon.

Sandra Galda said...

Those shiny surfaces are so hard to do and you captured then well!!!!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

fantastic...I am curious how long this took you?

Dors said...

Love the shiny blue ribbon... and the whole composition is great. nice reflections.
metal is so hard to achieve and you certainly nailed this beautifully.

Great job Gwen.

Barbara M. said...

Yummy Tiffany colours. Beautiful painting.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

carol morgan carmichael said...

Everything about it. Incredible! Bravo!

Violetta Smith said...

Gwen this is wonderful! Amazing job with a ribbon, reflections and the color combination. This one is going to sell fast.

Pattie Wall said...

This painting has such a refreshing feel to it. Love the tension between the dots, the shine on the plain colored ribbon and the pail. Very nice composition!

Stephen Parker said...

What a great still life set-up. The retro motif is not only fun, but the ellipses make the whole composition dance. The blue ribbon was a great way to tie everything together (no pun intended, honest).

Karen Bruson said...

Love the combination of brown and blue.

Marian MacKerer said...

Love your series of print fabric backgrounds! My career before kids was managing a fabric store and I collected alot of fabrics. Just this year I've painted a few floral backgrounds also. It's tricky. You make a believable background. And your silky ribbon is wonderful!

LindaHunt said...

You are really on to something with pattern. This is one of my favorite paintings.

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! Your fabric and reflections are amazing. You really captured it!

Nancy Everett said...

I love the composition and the colors you used in this, Gwen. The reflections in the pot are great!

Becky Joy said...

I love this one. Yes, the reflections are wonderful and ribbons are fun.

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Love this. I have done several very small paintings utilizing ribbons in the composition - something about the sensuous curves and the way the light shines on some areas. I have more "ribbon" theme stuff in my head and maybe your painting has inspired me to get on with them!

Annie Salness said...

I just scrolled through your mug paintings and was struck by the lovely colors and patterns you chose. The reflections are beautiful.

Amanda Makepeace said...

You're in the EBSQ Friday Five!

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

Smart girl! The dotted fabric could've easily stole the viewer's attention away from the bucket but by having them reflected back onto the main subject that doesn't happen!

Love the blues and browns working together!

Clever composition!

-Dean