Friday, December 31, 2010

"Green & Brown Eggs"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas SOLD

I got these eggs out and thought "Hummm...where have
I seen this color combination before?" Oh yeah! I have
some fabric with the exact same colors. Have you noticed
that green shelled eggs are turning up more and more with
the Organic ones?

Oddly enough,
I already had this fabric out to use with another
salt
and pepper set. Deer heads this time. They are really cute,
but
I can't help thinking they look decapitated since it's only
the heads of a Buck
and a Doe. Didn't want to do another weird
one right after
the naked Island Girls!

32 comments:

Fay Akers said...

makes me want an omelet. :)

Dors said...

Happy New Year Gwen. My Best Wishes to you for 2011. Hope it's a great year for you.

Oh I love these eggs. Fantastic shadows and highlights. and the BG is perfect.

Have to say I am really looking forward to seeing all the S & P shakers. They are so gorgeous.

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful darks and lights shaping of the eggs Gwen! and that cloth mathces so well with the overall colour scheme. happy new year!

LindaHunt said...

You make me laugh...Probably a good thing to start the New Year off with laughter...we may need it! Happy New Year!!! Loved the Island Girls!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is classic Gwen Bell!

Susan Roux said...

Happy New Year Gwen! Deer heads? Maybe they need to be sitting on a slab of venison? (Oh I can already see a new year hasn't fixed my demented sense of humor...) Oh well, c'est la vie!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

The fabric is perfect with these eggs. You have certainly painted the round shape...they just jump off of my blog list!
Happy New Year and Happy Painting!

Virginia Floyd said...

Absolutely beautiful, Gwen! The fabric really sets off the lovely colors in the eggs. Terrific values on the eggs. The reflected light is just perfect. I'm running out of words!

I haven't seen a green egg yet, but I buy the brown eggs just because of their beauty. I need to paint some, too.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Eggs-actly! Perfect! And being eggs, they are just right for a New Year's Painting! Full of possibilities - for you! Warm wishes for a Happy year for you!

martinealison said...

Très bel assortiment... après ces derniers repas festifs des oeufs sur le plat feront l'affaire...
Bisous ma chère Gwen et une très bonne année à vous.

Pam Holnback said...

This is more than a great eggs-ercise!

Marilyn R Miller said...

For me, this completes Carol Marine's "Breakfast" painting.... I wondered, when I looked at it, 'Where are the eggs?" Here they are!

Layne Cook said...

I love this color combo, Gwen. And the eggs look so sensuous; beautiful colors in the shadows and highlights.
Happy New Year to you. I look forward to seeing lots more of your work!

sam said...

You are eggstremely talented Gwen, have a great 2011!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love the colors and composition and thought of new beginnings! Happy New Year!!

suzanneberry said...

oooo, these are scrumptous!! amazing shadows, highlights and background...just stunning gweenie!

Sheila said...

Gwen Gwen Gwen... you are always amazing me with your technical talent. I know how challenging painting such a smooth roundish object like an egg is and here you are delighting us with another fabulous painting. I look forward to another year of inspiration and awesomeness when visiting your blog in 2011.

Angela Elledge said...

Wonderful painting and I love the way the fabric just happened, just beautiful! Wishing you a very Happy New Year, my friend!

Kathy Cousart said...

Gwen,
This is wonderful. I have always enjoyed your backgrounds and this one is really good. The eggs are so pretty and just the right values and colors! Then you put that fabric under them and its perfect! How do you do that and where do you get all this amazing fabric?
Wonderful wishes for a great 2011!

Ruth Andre said...

The colors of the eggs and the fabric work so well together. I truly am enjoying this painting.

Linda Popple said...

I have to agree with everyone else, Gwen. This is a fantastic painting. i LOVE it!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Susan E. Roden said...

Okey, so neutral in color Gwen, yet so exciting!
You are the master of patterns little lady.... happy new year!

hmuxo said...

Gwen, this one is painted perfectly as always. I love the colors and how it looks so well with the pattern of the cloth. Beautifully done!!

Tempy said...

You handled the shadows and reflections on the shells beautifully! They have a wonderful sense of form.

Dana Cooper said...

These intricate little pieces amaze me Gwen, you give so much to each piece! Happy new year!!

Elizabeth Blaylock said...

Beautiful composition!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

A gorgeous painting. I think I've seen turquoise eggs, but never green.
Up here most eggs are either brown or white. Maybe our chickens are different. Happy New Year to you. I hope you are feeling much, much better.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Kelley Sanford said...

Gwen, what a masterpiece you created. Beautifully composed and wonderful palette. Happy New Year.

Roxy with the Moxy said...

WOW. Gwen... wonderful painting. can't take my eyes off of it ! I love it -Sandy Haynes

Carol DeMumbrum said...

What an eggceptional painting! Not sure if that was used above, and for some reason it is underlined in the comment box. Glad to see you are painting your wonderful paintings and feeling better!

SKIZO said...

Fabulous
good
creations

bricarwaller said...

Farm Fresh!!! It's just gorgeous, love the color combo.