Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Red Tiki"




















6 x 6, oil on canvas panel  SOLD
 Here is another surprise fabric that was sent to me
by
Kim Rempel. This time a dark navy Batik. I
thought
it made a nice backdrop for this red Tiki
Umbrella.
The black coffee cup is not exactly part
of the Polynesian
theme, but I really liked the way
the busy pattern and
the bright red reflected in it.

24 comments:

KELLIE JOBSON said...

Love this one! very striking.

Susan E. Roden said...

Bold and wonderful Gwen! Love your patterned drops.
And thanks for following the donut war.

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Gwen,
This is wonderful, love the graphic quality to this and the beautiful reflections in the cup. I really like the depth you achieved in the fabric, I bet this was a lot of fun.

Deepi's World said...

WOW!! Wonderful Work!!

Linda Popple said...

The reflections are just amazing. The red and black is so dramatic and your colors are rich. I'm impressed with this series.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

A gorgeous painting. I love the reflected light. These little umbrellas adorned the Singapore slings my husband and I drank on our first date. Before that my mother gave them out as favours with the candy at one of my birthday parties. Super painting.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

liz wiltzen said...

Now this one is FUN!

Mona said...

Beautiful Gwen. I love all the still-life work you've been doing with prints!

Kim Blair said...

Red Tiki is stunning! I love the way you handled the reflections of the fabric in the mug and the little red parasol adds a whimsical touch. Black and white with the red accent... nice touch.
Kim

Diana Marshall said...

Love the colour scheme,dramatic, and the reflections.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wow, such a strong painting and great oriental feel. You better be careful or you will have all of us scouring second hand stores for great fabrics. You will have bags of the stuff arriving in the mail :)

Paintings by Patricia said...

I so enjoy seeing your daily paintings. They are an inspiration.

Kim said...

It looks great Gwen! Isn't that a lovely, rich navy? And your cup handle is stellar ; )!!!

laynecook said...

This is really a strong painting. Much as I love the color, though, I have to say my favorite part is the creamy white of the cup interior, juxtaposed with the cool white of the background. Really lovely. Good luck with your show!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Very beautiful. I love the patterns in the fabric.

Gwen Bell said...

Thanks everyone so much for your great comments!
Catherine, I love that idea! I would love to receive more surprise fabrics in the mail. Part of the fun is not knowing what it's going to look like.

If anyone sees a fabric and thinks of me, bring it on! Keep in mind how it will look reflected...I'm all about the reflections. All takers, email me for my address!

Virginia Floyd said...

The Tiki umbrella may be the star of the painting, but I love the mug! I love the red reflections on the handle, and the creamy interior. Really, though, everything about this painting is beautiful.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Gwen, You continue to out do yourself! Of course, there is no color combo that is more dramatic the black and white with a touch of red.

r garriott said...

Yes, quite striking!!! You handled the little umbrella well (I was surprised at how hard these little paper things are to paint -- for me, at least). I like the contrast of the cool white pattern of the fabric with the warm white of the cup interior.

Dayna Talbot said...

Amazing painting....love the way you handled the reflections. Everything about this is great~

Kelley Sanford said...

the reflections in the cup are wonderful. Amazing piece, Gwen.

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Gwen. I love the reflection of the red umbrella on the mug.

Dors said...

Very nice Gwen. This is striking with the black/white and red.

Wonderful and love the composition.

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

I adore that black, abstract-zebra-like pattern!

The coffee mug looks great too. Almost a rich black-brown color!

-Dean