Friday, September 17, 2010

"Paisley Plums"



















10 x 10 oil on canvas panel SOLD

I received this cool fabric from dear friend and
fellow Artist Irit Bourla. She also sent me 3 other
very pretty fabrics that I can't wait to paint!


I really enjoyed painting this. The fabric was light
enough that it allowed the red glass to glow in the

shadow. Challenging, but oh so fun!

32 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

Another winner. Love that blue and the plum tones together.

mary maxam said...

excellent contrast of the transparent red glass and the opaque red plums...what a well thought and beautifully executed work...love it

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Gwen, This is absolutely stunning! I cannot believe those plums and the transparent red glass, not to mention the detailed design in the fabric. Bravo, bravo!

I see a trend here of fellow artists sending you intricate print fabrics to try to stump you. This could get dangerous, but somehow, I think you are more than up for the challenge.

I must say that of all the artists that I follow on the internet, you get the award for the one who has blossomed the most. Congratulations!

rahina q.h. said...

now that is what i call a tough perspective! and you've pulled it off beautifully and those plums are to die for!!!! brilliant work Gwen!

martinealison said...

Très frais, très lumineux et magnifiques couleurs pour cet ensemble, bravo!

Diana Marshall said...

Beautiful plums and candlestick and that pattern! you must be a lady with loads of patience and a small brush ;) love this still life series on pretty fabrics, superb.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What an exquisite composition and rendering of this subject, Gwen! It's a beauty! The colors glow, and the fabric is a lovely foil for the fruit and glass.

The Bull said...

Oh my, very lovely work. Great job on the glass as always, the reflected red light is fantastic!

Carol Blackburn said...

Stunning one, Gwen. You got the color of that red glass so beautifully. Your detailed paisley print is another wonderful element of this compostion. I'm plum crazy for this one!

Dana Cooper said...

This is gorgeous Gwen! Hard to say which part is my favorite but I think that the shadow of the glass on the fabric that moves from red to violet is stunning!

Linda Popple said...

Everyone else has already said it and I agree totally! This painting is just gorgeous and I am so impressed by it in so many ways. I love it!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I guess nothing left for me to say.
I agree with all of them.
Thanks for mention my name.
Need more? Just ask.
This is gorgeous!!!! A big time winner.

Becky Joy said...

The transluscency you created is wonderful. I really like the work that you have been doing. Wonderful. Oh yes, I will be on ustream tues 4pm. I'll check your email.

Art with Liz said...

These still life pieces with the amazing table cloths are wonderful Gwen!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

The cast shadow of red is beautifully executed (the whole painting is!) and I love the way you incorporated part of the paisley design to edge around one of the plums, like a border for it...nice use of colour!!

Lisa Riehl said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the plums, they looks so soft and I want to eat them. Gorgeous colour combo too!

Angela Elledge said...

Another outstanding painting from you; very well done!

Barbara M. said...

Absolutely beautiful Gwen,

Love it.

It is so sparkling, and lush.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Absolutely beautiful Gwen,

Love it.

It is so sparkling, and lush.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

r garriott said...

Oh! That red glass. Gorgeously rendered!

Fay Akers said...

what a great present it works nice.

Dors said...

This is just wonderful. awesome shadows and reflections.
It's a real wow. Love it.

Virginia Floyd said...

I can't believe those plums! Absolutely gorgeous!

David Larson Evans said...

I looked at this very carefully and I can say unmistakably " it perfect".

Barbara Pask said...

Wow Gwen, the plums are amazing and the red glass. Once again wow.

Kerri Settle said...

You worked magic with those reds!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

That red vase is brilliantly painted and the shadow fading from red to mauve is perfect. The trinket on the glass is mirrored in the pattern on the fabric. Just a perfect painting!

Caroline Bray Art said...

It's the details that make it, I just love the red cast across the paisley and the textures of the plums. Your still life studies are always a delight to see - you have a great eye for detail, for the things that bring a painting to life. I always love popping by. Have a great day!

Kim said...

Gwen, this is STUNNING. Where to begin! First off, the very fine outlines in the cloth design are beautiful and so intricate. And the little roses so tender. The plums have gorgeous colour. You got that little bit where the stem is plucked off perfectly. Your red glass is - well, I don't even know how you did that. LOL wow.

Lisa Daria said...

wow! how long does something like this take you?

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

Oooooooh....this is one of your most realistic paintings yet!

The rich plums look so real and the red glass just glows!

And everything pops against that sky-blue fabric!

A very strong still life!

-Dean

Alvin Richard said...

Well done....everything is well....PERFECT!