Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Missing Slice"




















10 x 10" oil on canvas panel
$300.

ships from The Dutch Art Gallery






At first glance the missing slice might be obvious.
It's on the table, right? But on closer inspection,
the missing slice is actually on the apple.

When I was doing the set up, as usual, I got hungry
for a little taste of what I was painting. I took another
sliver off of the apple and continued painting. It was
only after I was well into the painting that I realized
that the slice on the table no longer matched the
slice out of the apple. Duh! Of course it changed it!
There was no going back. I tried to paint it back in
but it looked all wrong, so I returned it to it's original
missing piece.
No excuse, it was a case of stomach over mind.

35 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful, Gwen.....you are amazing!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I am not sure what I love more: Your paintings or your stories.
Hard to tell, I must say both.
So good to see new work again.
Beautiful piece funny story.

Kathy Cousart said...

Amazingly wonderful and fun!! Love that you admitted eating part of the set up:) You have the best detail on the fabrics!! Those reflections in the bowl are suuuhweet!

Cathyann said...

Cute post...any way you slice it, it came out great!Yuk, yuk,yuk:-)

Susan E. Roden said...

Do have to say the apple is a much more wise choice than donuts Gwen:)

As always, beautiful and your draping pattern is just perfect!

Katherine Thomas said...

I think the fact that a small slice of the apple has been eaten by the artist should jack up the price considerably! Great painting and great story!

Kim said...

That is great and your bowl is killer! Love the interior colour and the reflections on the exterior are perfectly seen ; )

Sheriart said...

Your colors are so fresh and clean. Beautiful painting.

Dana Cooper said...

Your apples do look good enough to eat, this is wonderful Gwen!

Diana Marshall said...

Another stunning painting, I'm sure nobody will notice the size of the slice. I have that problem with the grapes I am painting lol

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting as well as a wonderful post, Gwen! The reflection is perfect!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You don't have to 'match' your slices and your holes, sweetie! I don't know how you consistently post these absolutely drop dead gorgeous still lifes on beautiful cloth... but I'm grateful you do!

Kelley Sanford said...

Just beautiful, Gwen. I've missed catching up on your beautiful work, so glad to do so today.

Douglas Clark said...

I like how you paint such interesting backgrounds to your still lifes.

martinealison said...

Une nature morte qui semble donc bien vivante!!! avec la petite tranche de pomme manquante!
Un sublime travail et une palette de couleurs qui me plaît beaucoup.
Je vous félicite.
gros bisous.

SYLVIANE said...

Ouh la la...Absolutely stunning, Gwenn, bravo!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the story that goes with this painting title!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

So lovely to see your beautiful work again, Gwen. Love the reflections in the bowl.

Virginia Floyd said...

So beautiful! I love the apple inside the bowl and the reflections on the outside of the bowl. Well done!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You paint everything beautifully, Gwen - but I am in awe of your reds. They are so rich! This is a great painting...wonder how many artists nibble on their still lifes with fruit as they are working!

Ann Rogers said...

Beautiful and perfect as always, Gwen! Missed you at lunch at our last get together...next time!

Simon Shawn Andrews said...

i like that one...

i remember once when a gallery asked to see my stuff and i brought it in and they chastised me because there wasn't enough red in them. They said 'We don't force our artists to add red to their paintings, but if there is red in them, then they will sell'
Virtually every painting in their place had red or orange somewhere because 'vancouver people get enough rainy weather and they don't want dreary paintings on their walls.' haha...

Art Collector's Corner said...

Oh Gwen, this one is so beautiful - can't believe it's still available!
Love the reflections on the metal bowl, nicely matching tablecloth - and of course, the artist's excuse - oops. You are getting better and better!

Carrie'sCreations said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I don't think anyone would notice if you hadn't told:) I just love the print in the background. Your apples are perfect and so are your reflections. perfection!

Irene Georgopoulou said...

Beautiful as always!

Arti said...

It looks delicious, even with the missing slice!

Eye is Hungry said...

I really love the way you use prints in your paintings.

Tony Moffitt said...

You have such a wonderful blog, Gwen. You're an absolute inspiration to me... so much so that your wonderful art has motivated me to pick up a paintbrush again for the first time in three years and post my own humble efforts in a blog. Thank you!

Barbara Pask said...

Beautiful painting Gwen and the little story behind it is so cute, lol.

Rosemary said...

Another beauty and a great story!
The title is perfect!

Kerri Settle said...

Just catching up and I had to comment on this one! I'm glad the apple slice found its way back - I love how it draws the eye to the bowl.

Barbara M. said...

Fabulous painting Gwen.
xoxoxoxBarbara

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Is's wonderful Gwen, missing piece or not! Great reflections.

Rose Altom said...

Obviously your talent lies both in painting AND in writing! I love your work.

sam said...

Ha! Well everyone love s a bit of apple)