Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Balancing Act"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD

Finally...a new painting! It seems like ages since I've
painted something new. This is my submission for
the latest DPW Challenge . I found it to be a fun subject.

I tried doing this composition on my usual patterned
background but it didn't work out at all. It was busy
enough with all of the cups. Must admit it was MUCH
less labor intensive. Maybe I'll stick with simple
backgrounds until I get my chops back.

27 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Girlfriend...you got your chops. Always loving your fun backgrounds, but you do what the creative spirit is leading you to do.

Dana Cooper said...

I love it Gwen...great to see you back painting!!

carol morgan carmichael said...

So glad to see a Gwen post. Have missed your beautiful paintings. This one is a winner.

Candace X. Moore said...

Another eye-catching painting, Gwen. I'm really liking your brushwork and value ranges. Makes the forms pop off the picture plane. Nice. C

Julia Hacker said...

Welcome back! It is great, also I love decorative almost whimsical appeal of your fabrics.take your time,keep your spirits high.

Karen Martin Sampson said...

This works so beautifully! By all means work in whatever way you can to get back into the painting mode and don't worry about it! Whatever is supposed to come will come.

Lisa Daria said...

Hello! Glad you are back, your submission jumped off the DPW site for me. (missed you).

Robin Kent said...

You definitely have your chops! Love the simplicity of the design. So clean. Just right.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You might feel as though you need to get your chops back - but trust me, they never left you...not even for a minute! This is wonderful in so many ways - love the solidity and presence of the objects, and the fantastic light and reflections - a great painting!

Dors said...

Lovely work Gwen as always. Love the color combination.

xx

Carol Blackburn said...

Nicely done, Gwen. Great colors.

mary maxam said...

Love this post and having you back. Always wonderful work!

Katherine Thomas said...

The simple background is perfect for this painting! Its wonderful the way the cups shine and have so much life in them!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Hey...so great to see new work! Love your color combination. The rich blue color is really eye grabbing and nicely balanced with the top yellow.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

YAYYY!!! You're back!!!! The clean slate and lack of pattern appeals to me -- but that's just me. It makes my heart happy to know you got past your block. :D Please Gwen and no one else, I say!

David Larson Evans said...

Bravo... encore encore!

Carrie'sCreations said...

I love it with the simple background! Your style is fabulous and your compositions are terrific. I think that it shows you have lots of chops that you were able to edit out the clutter:)

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Well done!

Barbara Andolsek said...

You KNOW you've still 'got it'!!!!! Lots of hugs.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

It's gorgeous!!!

We have missed you, hope you are back for good.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

It's gorgeous!!!

We have missed you, hope you are back for good.

Kelley Sanford said...

Gwen, I've been out of the loop but glad to see you are painting again. Having not painted in awhile, I truly understand trying to get back in the groove. This is a great start and I'm sure it won't be long before you are
"feeling" it again.

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

I liked the stacked cups. Nice clean work. Good Job!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

this is beautiful. You never lost your chops. The simple background is perfect here.

Love this.

XOBarbara

suzannepaints said...

beautiful work! love your blog, Gwen.

suzanneberry said...

yeah, really dude, your chops never went anywhere! so, so, so glad to see you back and this is just lovely. a break from the detailed backgrounds is fine, paint what you feel. we're hungry for more!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Yaaaaaay!! (: