Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Milk & Cherries"




















10 x 10" oil on canvas panel
$300.
ships from The Dutch Art Gallery







This painting started out a little bit differently. It
was a dress. I don't know what possessed me to
take on a dress (with an invisible zipper...and lining)
after nearly 30 years of not sewing.
It was a disaster!
But I did need some fabric to go
with this bright red cup,
so not all was a loss.

39 comments:

MARIA VILLIOTI said...

Excellent work! This is very very beautiful!!!

Arti said...

You have outdone yourself with this one, Gwen!The mug looks so real..
And the table cloth is done superbly.

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful, Gwen! Your cherries have that rich, deep red color and the reflections on your cup are perfect! Your fabric is lovely here, although it would have made a beautiful dress, too. :-)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I hope this means your back painting again! It's fabulous!!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Good to have you back and I hope that this rime you will not go away too long.
What a beautiful come back.
Please keep painting your work is gorgeous.
XOXO

carol morgan carmichael said...

So happy to see a Gwen painting! This piece is terrific. I love that it is a dress too. I love all the reds. Just perfect!

Stephanie Berry said...

I was drawn to this fabric right away. Maybe that's why you wanted a dress out of it? Cool painting.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, Gwen I almost wanted to reach into the computer and grab myself a treat.

Art Collector's Corner said...

This one is the best of the best!!!
Can't take my eyes off.

Katherine Thomas said...

I love stories like that, when you started out with a plan and then completely changed direction! It turned out so beautifully! Your compositions are always so unique and creative! And your painting style is so admirable! Wow!

Robin Kent said...

Duh, I thought you meant you started out painting a dress! I got it, I got it now. Yes, so beautiful. Your work is awesome and I always like the angle that you paint from. It's so interesting and so you!

Kim Blair said...

Your orange mug looks so real... I can 'feel' the shinny surface!
Kim

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautifully painted. I am dazzled by the complicated fabric and those reflections- wow:) I love the way you painted the milk- looks just like cold hint of blue milk! Cherries are a favorite of mine and these are so well done. Yay for you and happy to see:)

Susan E. Roden said...

Stunning, snappy and beautiful Gwen!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

No, I'd say that's a pretty brilliant rescue of a failed sewing project! Your painting is exquisite, Gwen.

Barbara M. said...

Love the painting Gwen. I know so many people who want to sew suddenly now. And imagine this beautiful dress in a sea of grey, purple and military olive green this year. Glad you used the fabric for such a great result.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Amy Hillenbrand said...

This is so striking, I really love your style. Glad the dress could come into use. LOL

Dana Cooper said...

Stunning Gwen, the color combinations are exquisite!

Julie Hill said...

Gwen...astonishing. I love how this is so you and the way the milk is..just fab!

Diane Morgan said...

This is a knock out, Gwen. Love everything about it.

Barbara Andolsek said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Carol Horzempa said...

I love this even though I hate milk! You got the blue shadow color in the milk just perfect . The bright red cup with deep red cherries on the colorful dress fabric are gorgeous together!

Irene Georgopoulou said...

As always your work is awsome. Irene :-)

Kim said...

Gwen, this is great! That mug is a thing of beauty. Your fabric and cherries are painted lovingly - can taste those 2-tone cherries. And I must say, awesome reflection in the mug : )

suzanneberry said...

this took my breath gwen!! it's beyond beautiful! who cares about the dress if this is the result!! absolutely amazing!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

You really amaze me.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

LOL! The paintings is awesome! I like sewing, but I usually have to have a couple of disasters, then I have something great that jumps out of the machine! I've got a couple projects started right now!!

hmuxo said...

Love this painting, Gwen. I just got back from Bar Harbor, Maine so I'm trying to catch up with all my blogger friends! Love the reflections on this beautiful cup! Actually, my eyes go all over...I don't know what to look at first. Just beautiful!!

BrandNewStudio said...

WonderfulWork

Denni said...

Oh my this is wonderful! I thought it was your reference photo and then realized it was actually a painting. Just perfect!

rahina q.h. said...

stunning work Gwen! you have the light down to a T !

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful. Great reflections. So glad to see you back!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

OK...I just got goosebumps! This is an incredible painting, Gwen. I think the way you painted that translucent edge of the milk as it meets the inner curve of the cup is GENIUS.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love love love it!!!
The milk and the depth in the glaze of the cup are brilliant.

Nora MacPhail said...

I love this one!! The patterned fabrics that you work with are lovely and they are working really well!

FCP said...

Gorgeous painting, Gwen. I especially love the handling of the tablecloth and color harmony.

Jane said...

A wonderful painting and a really beautiful blog !

Paula said...

Love this! The colours are wonderful! :)

simonshawnandrews said...

still rocking it I see.... i really like all 3 of these new ones, esp those cherries and the milk in that cup. It so well done that i think i can actually discern how much milk fat is in there:) I sent u an email with new website btw .