Friday, January 14, 2011

"Teal Times Two"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD

Some fabrics are harder than others to paint. I didn't
think this one looked too difficult since I've done
busier ones, but it really drove me crazy!

33 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I'm impressed by the silverware in the cup! You never cease to amaze me with your talent, Gwen. Beautiful painting!

Sheila said...

6x6?!? This reads as a much larger piece.... Gorgeous at any size....I've said it before, I'll say it again. When I grow up I want to be a Gwen Bell.

Dana Cooper said...

Another stellar painting Gwen...I love the stacked cups!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

WOW Gwen this is one of your very best.
Ready to see the red dot soon.

Barbara M. said...

Lovely Gwen,

And here in the frozen north it
was the perfect day for tea.
xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Diana Marshall said...

You must have the patience of Jobe :)
I could imagine this much larger too.
Beautifully painted as always Gwen!

Kathy Cousart said...

Teal Time Two is a teal triple treat. You amaze me. The complicated fabric is gorgeous. Love the stacked cups. Favorite moment is the silverware! Beautifully painted.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love these deep colors. Great job as always!

Ann Rogers said...

Another stunning painting, Gwen!

Katherine Thomas said...

It's gorgeous! I love the shine on the cups, and the angle that you set up the composition... It's so creative and beautifully rendered. I love it!

Lisa Daria said...

Ditto on the silverware! I also like the way the pattern plays with and reflects the shapes of the mugs. . . .

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

You did an amazing job on it!!!

Kim Blair said...

Lovely, just lovely! Nice tie in with the curved design of the fabric and cutlery handles.
Kim

Cathyann said...

Gwen, I love the colors and the silver is done well...I hear you on the fabric...been trying that lately and it is tough! But yours always looks like it was masterfully done.

bricarwaller said...

Gwen I love this and the fabric turned out great!! I just endeavored to paint a crazy patterned fabric in my most current painting, and what a headache. But yours turned out fantastic. Wonderful composition and the silverware adds a little bling:)

Mitzi Easley said...

Great job Gwen... wow, those cups and that silver. You are such a great painter!!

Kelley Sanford said...

Give me teal anyday. You continue to amaze me with these paintings. You handle the fabric so well without them overtaking the painting. Well done, Gwen.

Karen Martin Sampson said...

One of the things I especially love about your work, Gwen, is your sense of colour. These are not "matchy matchy" but colours that "work" together. They are not just trendy either...these are going to hold up for all time...the simple domestic aspects of life with a focus on a closeup look at the implements we use in this society at this time and place. Love your bravery in cutting the background almost in half horizontally - absolutely works! That with the centered position of the cups offers a wonderful formal seriousness to this simple subject.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I am always so impressed with the way you capture the surfaces of the objects you paint so perfectly. Everything in this painting reads truthfully, and beautifully.

Ruth Andre said...

Very nicely done. I am amazed with the silverware.

mary maxam said...

so beautiful... you must have the MOST steady painting hand anywhere.love the harmony

SYLVIANE said...

Your colors are unique, Gwen, it's beautiful!

Dors said...

OH Myyyyyyyyy this is Brilliant. Love it. The composition, colors just wonderful. It looks so real it's jumping off the table.

Fantastic Job Gwen.

suzanneberry said...

your cup compositions are just getting more incredible with each one you do. and i thought they were perfect before...i absolutely LOVE this one, just amazing gweenie!!!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting again Gwen. It's hard to believe its on a 6 x 6 canvas. You do incredible work and its one of my favorites BUT I think I've said that before!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Looks like I'm the last one in the UNIVERSE to tell you how very much I like this painting! Fabulous job on the perspective, too, and the silverware? Are you kidding? You are the master... no doubt there!

Sally Tharp said...

Beautiful palette! Love the Jalapeno Butterfly too!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, Gwen. The silverware is very impressive!

Karen Bruson said...

Very nice. Great colors and patterns.

Julie Hill said...

Gwen..I sit here trying to think of something unique to say....nothing...just: as usual, a fabulous piece!

DEB said...

Oh Yeah! Love it!!

Alvin Richard said...

I love how superimpose still life objects on print material/ paper. Gorgeous color combination and nice lighting effect on the cups.

FCP said...

wow, love this!
faye