Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Limes With Green Ribbon"




















10 x 10, oil on canvas panel SOLD

After all of the patterns I've been doing, I found

I was in the mood for a more monochromatic

palette. For some reason this photo looks a lot
tighter than it actually is. Maybe because of the
reduction. Maybe I've gradually gotten tighter
due to working on the busy backgrounds. Don't know.
Whatever the reason, it certainly didn't feel tight
when I was painting it.


The green and white cooled me off, at
least psychologically. It's
got up to 104 again today.
We are now going into our
4th week of triple digit
weather. Unusual even
for the hot Texas Summers!

30 comments:

David Larson Evans said...

Hey this look like a Gwen Bell painting.Great job.

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful greens and I like the composition. Your shadows and reflections in the knife are really good. Your paintings are always beautiful, Gwen, and I enjoy visiting your blog to see what is next!

Susan E. Roden said...

Gwen I really love the ribbon accent! And you captured the metallic effect of the knife so well.

Dors said...

Tight or lose, this is perfect. Superb job love the cool green. The limes are so realistic. Love the shadows.

You just keep getting better and better Gwen.

Kelley Sanford said...

Lovely palette of greens and wonderful painting. Hope you get a break in the heat, it's been a hot one. Thanks for the cool off.

Barbara M. said...

Do incredibly cool Gwen -- just perfect.
xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

bricarwaller said...

Scrolling through my dashboard this caught my eye immediately. The lime green scheme is perfect on a hot summer day. Lovely!

Caroline Bray Art said...

This I love, the limited colours work really well. Did you add a touch of green to the white at all? And the limes are composed brilliantly, I like the order and structure of them and somehow it works well with the orderly spots on the ribbon. Great work, Gwen!

Kim said...

Cool, crisp and fresh. A perfect painting for the weather! Those limes are great - the colouring and texture, but I think your knife should get an award! lol My oh my. Have a great day Gwen!

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful greens. Hope you have good AC!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Another wonderful piece Gwen.
It is so fresh and so Gwen.I love it.

Virginia Floyd said...

It is a lovely painting. Love the composition....the positions of the lime pieces are very interesting. And the knife is wonderful.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

That should have read so incredibly cool. I've got to watch it when I write comments when I'm tired. So incredibly cool.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Karen Martin Sampson said...

There is something to be said for the monochrome palatte...a sense of feeling "right" and secure! And the coolness comes right out at you! Good for these hot, hot days.

Julie Hill said...

Gwen...just superb with all the greens...and how ingenious to put in the ribbon like that. I do love your style.

Karen Bruson said...

Oh, I love this one. It has a very clean look and a cooling effect.

Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful Gwen, this is one of my favorite color combinations. I love how the knife reflects the dots on the ribbons!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the greens and the composition in this. Hot here in Alabama too!

Becky Joy said...

Good job. I love the variations in the greens. You've really found your own look.

Crystal Cook said...

Beautiful work Gwen. I love that lime that's standing on its edge. Beautiful!

suzanneberry said...

Another perfect pairing! I love the lime and green and the polka dots really top it off. Beautiful!!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wonderful composition and color.
The heat there sounds awful...please don't melt.

Kim Blair said...

Hi Gwen:
Hurray! I am able to leave a comment on your blog.
I am green with envy over your limes, and your knife.
Love the little bits of dot reflection on the handle...
Kim

DEB said...

Gwen, I think your work IS tight, as in I like it. Of course, mine is uber-tight, but I love how your pieces are fresh and loose, yet tend toward the tightly rendered, if that makes sense. It's what appeals to me. And your limes are incredible!

Sandra Galda said...

Wow gorgeous! Just had to add to the comments here how very eye-catching this one is to me. Very well done!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Gosh, I don't know how you do it - do you get used to that kind of heat? Funny, I was thinking of you while I painted today, and thought MY painting was tight because of the fabric!

Love the coolness of the limes and the calming effect of the ribbon!

Carol Marine said...

Nice! Wow, I hadn't checked your site in a while. You have made some serious progress sista!! I am so so so impressed. You go girl!

sam said...

Love the greens Gwen, very fresh and vibrant.

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

Nice touch on the lime wedge turned face-down, with the slight blush of yellow-green on its skin.

And 104 degrees!?!

Yikes, I think I won't be complaining about the 90 degree weather here in Chicago anymore!

-Dean

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations