Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Persimmon & Heart"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD

Found this lonely little Persimmon on a walk. I finally
know the difference between Persimmons and
Pomegranates
thanks to the Pomegranate paintings
I've been doing.


This was a really crazy pattern. The scalloped designs are
part of a dragon body. Very Oriental. I could not get it
to photograph with the correct colors.
The creamy looking
areas are actually a light Ocher that
matches the dish. I was
able to tweak the dish to the
right shade, but when I tried
the fabric areas it made the
purple lines turn red. Oh well.

26 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Photographing paintings is sometimes harder than painting them...grrr!
This one has a lovely feel to it, correct color or not!!

suzanneberry said...

gwen, this is amazing! you've taken your still life to another level. this has a wonderful graphic quality.

Carmen Beecher said...

Gwen, this is so beautiful. It makes me think of my grandmother's persimmon tree in the backyard. I love the colors, composition, everything!

Virginia Floyd said...

Very nice composition! I'm actually visiting my daughter, and I've just realized how much difference a different computer monitor can make in the colors in your paintings. We may all be seeing this diferently! Even so, it's lovely.

Kerri Settle said...

Beautiful, always!

DEB said...

You have so much fun with the backgrounds in your still lifes. This persimmon is lovely, but the background makes it striking!

Kim Blair said...

Love the look of your signature fabrics within your still life paintings. The swirls and colours in the leaf end of the persimmon picks up on the colours and swirls in the fabric.
Nice piece!
Kim

Carol Horzempa said...

Gwen, photographing and color correcting artwork can be very frustrating!

Aside from that your painting has great color and design...just beautiful!

Kelley Sanford said...

Your still life paintings are so wonderful. Your painting of the fabrics adds such great design to your work.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Such stunning colors! Must have been fun to do. The previous post is a masterpiece. It is busy without being busy. The eye goes immediately to the tomatoes, contrasted so nicely with the blue. The fabric is a gentle note of color and balance. Wow!

martinealison said...

Je suis certaine que l'original est encore plus beau... J'aime l'association de vos sujet avec les fonds...

Dors said...

another masterpiece. Love this one the persimmon looks so real.

Love the composition.

Lisa Riehl said...

Wow! This really caught my attention - I LOVE it! Great patterns and colours.

David Larson Evans said...

The leaves are echoed in the pattern...nice.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

It's amazing how the shapes of the persimmon leaves echo the fabric and vice versa, very, very cool!

You are so good.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

sam said...

A lovely composition Gwen, I have never heard of a persimmon before it does look like a pomegranate which I love)

carol morgan carmichael said...

Well this os just too cool. Love the realistic, softer feel of the persimmon against the graphic, hard edge plate and cloth.

Gary Keimig said...

really great job Gwen. You are on a roll with this series you are doing. Everyone a real jewel.

Julie Hill said...

As usual...your work just blows me away Gwen!

LindaHunt said...

This is just so BEAUTIFUL!!!

Linda Popple said...

Wonderful, Gwen!! I like you "Spaghette Ready," too. You're just getting better and better!

Photographing is harder (for me, at least) than painting! Getting the color correct is almost impossible!

Tammy Hext said...

The colours in this one are gorgeous. I see I have missed quite a few great postings in the last few weeks. You are really becoming a pattern expert!
Tam

Diana Marshall said...

You are the pattern queen! The lady with infinite patience, love the set up.

Susan E. Roden said...

Almost missed this posting Gwen - which would have been a shame. Incredible and bold!

Ollie said...

oh I love the colors and paterns on this. very nice

Dean Grey said...

I love the background in this one, Gwen....especially the regal purple!

-Dean