Monday, August 30, 2010
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD
Here's Pepper, a beautiful Black Lab. He is the first of
four Pet Portrait Commissions I'm working on. I always
find black dogs to be a real challenge to paint, but that's
part of the fun too. Pepper's smiling expression made this
a delightful experience!
Here's a little background on Pepper: He is a Country Dog
who never meets a stranger. He loves his ears, chin and
back scratched - and belly too. He loves to sit in chairs
(he barely fits) and watch what's going by outside. He
lives in Canada with a Mom who loves him very much!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 9:05 PM
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
6 x 6, oil on canvas panel SOLD
Went fabric shopping today. It took me forever to
find something! I anticipated one stop shopping,
but instead, I nearly had a heat stroke searching
through 5, very hot, un-air conditioned Fabric
Warehouses...on a 104 degree hell on earth Texas day.
The plan was to buy several different Tea Towel fabrics
but apparently no companies here in the States make
them anymore. They are all made in India and China.
This one and one more (that I didn't like) were IT.
Out of 5 warehouses. I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 8:01 PM
Sunday, August 15, 2010
10 x 10, oil on canvas panel SOLD
After all of the patterns I've been doing, I found
I was in the mood for a more monochromatic
palette. For some reason this photo looks a lot
tighter than it actually is. Maybe because of the
reduction. Maybe I've gradually gotten tighter
due to working on the busy backgrounds. Don't know.
Whatever the reason, it certainly didn't feel tight
when I was painting it.
The green and white cooled me off, at
least psychologically. It's got up to 104 again today.
We are now going into our 4th week of triple digit
weather. Unusual even for the hot Texas Summers!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 8:37 AM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
6 x 6, oil on canvas panel
available through The Dutch Art Gallery
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.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 11:34 AM
Thursday, August 5, 2010
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
$75. +10. s/h
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Fellow Artist and good friend, Kim Rempel, knows I
like crazy patterns and so she surprised me with some
Uber-cool fabric in the mail! And what a groovy experience
painting this trippy material that seemed to have no
repeat in color combinations. Thank you for the fun gift and
I know the title is kind of "out there", but I started thinking
if I put all of these little ellipses in a blender and poured the
concoction in a bottle, what would I call it? The unusual bottle
seemed like a good fit for a unique potion/lotion like that.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 8:34 PM