Friday, December 31, 2010
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!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 6:32 PM
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
6 x 6 oil on canvas
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I was determined to paint these Island Girls. The Salt
and Pepper pours from their bosoms. I think that is
hilarious! After many set ups I finally settled on this
one. Thought the Batik fabric and drink umbrella
tied in with the Island theme.
It's a dreary,rainy day today so I could not get a good
photo. Took this one indoors. Will get a better one soon.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 1:37 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD
My cousin, Joan, has the most incredible collection of
S&P shakers! She started collecting in her
early 20's and I'm not exaggerating when I say she
probably has 100 sets. One of the qualities I love most
about her is her quirkiness and keen sense of humor.
Believe me...this is no ordinary S&P Collection!
On my last visit to her home I was drooling over the sets
when the idea hit to paint them. She kindly allowed me to
bring home as many as I wanted. Thought I'd start out
slow with a dozen! I don't know if I'll find the magic in all
of them, but I certainly loved painting the little Elephants.
They are by far my very favorites!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
8 x 8 oil on canvas
Still under the weather so here's another older
painting from way back. Corinna was one of my
first Pet Portraits. I've always liked her spunky
little attitude and backpack. She looks like her
senses are on alert and she's reverted back to
her ancient Wolf roots...ready to hunt!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 7:00 PM