Wednesday, May 26, 2010
6 x 6 oil on masonite SOLD
This is my last of 3 tea cup commissions. The table
top background proved a bit tricky since it's white and
the tea cup is white so I grayed it down in an
attempt to make the tea cup pop a bit.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 5:09 PM
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Here in Texas Prickly Pear grows like a weed. I have
always taken it for granted. This one was not particularly
prickly. While painting this and upon close observation I
noticed for the first time just how exotic and unique this
plant is. Exotic or Alien? It really does look it comes from
Each bud bursts into a big yellow flower and after
that, the juicy purple/red fruit appears. If you've ever
eaten Prickly Pear Preserves you know just how delicious
it is...very much like Strawberry. The pulp of the leaf
also tastes great fried and served with eggs or as a side dish.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 10:22 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
6 x 6 oil on canvas
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I was trying to peel this so the lines would be more even
but this was the best I could do. Maybe I'll try again on
a larger apple. However, after all was said and done, it
turns out the scalloped shapes of the peeling were
That bowl is really bugging me...too light and sort of
unfinished. It looks better in person. Going to have to
go back in and work on it more when it dries a bit and
will re-post. That is one thing I really appreciate about
posting. It shows all the flaws and gives a perspective
that you don't see until it's on the screen
I have had several people ask how I achieve the strong
reflection. I use a piece of clear glass and put the light to
reflect close to the bottom.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 4:42 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
10 x 10 oil on canvas panel SOLD
I have a small Japanese Maple in my front yard.
The leaves are the darkest maroon and green.
I thought they would look nice with an orange.
When I was doing the set up I spaced the orange
slices evenly inside the bowl and intended to do
a birdseye view. However, the reflection on the
side of the bowl kept calling to me so this version
is what I ended up going with.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 5:43 PM
Monday, May 3, 2010
10 x 10 oil on canvas SOLD
Edemame and Sake...one of my favorite snacks. I was
enjoying my little snack when I noticed the composition
was pretty good. Always trying to find that next painting!
I love wine but unfortunately it gives me a headache.
However, found that Sake doesn't. Maybe some ingredient
that is not in the rice wine as opposed to the grapes? I always
enjoy drinking it from this cute little Oriental Sake cup.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 3:51 PM