Friday, January 28, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
This is my first palette knife painting. I've voiced my
concern about getting too tight with all of the wild
patterns I usually paint. Several have suggested that
I force the issue with some palette knife work. Today
was the day. I took a deep breath, loaded that knife
and went for it! It was so liberating! I thoroughly enjoyed
it and will definitely try it again.
While I have always appreciated palette knife paintings,
now I have a brand new admiration for the skilled
Artists who use this form as their standard style!
Monday, January 17, 2011
5 x 8 oil on canvas panel nfs
Ok...I'm going to be in so much trouble with
this post! I rarely do figure painting. The last
one I did was of my oldest son, Mike, in his Superman
T-Shirt. I promised my daughter-in-law that the
next one would be of my youngest son, Mark
And I really wanted to! But when Angela Elledge
posted that the theme for this month's challenge
on her site, "Some Texas Artists Like To Paint" was
"Cowboy Up", I immediately knew the photo reference
I had to use. I'm sorry, Alisha, but I didn't have any photos
of Mark in a cowboy hat and boots! I looked through all of
my photos hoping to find one I could adapt of Mark but knew
this one of Mike was perfect for the challenge.
My Dad always wore his cowboy hat and boots. Mike idolized
his Grandpa and as soon as he could talk he started demanding his
own hat and boots. This photo was taken when he was around
2 years old and it's one of my all-time favorites of him.
Mark, I promise, I'll do 2 paintings of you to make up for the imbalance!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
5 x7 oil on masonite nfs
Not quite through with my current painting so
thought I'd post this one that I did about 10 years
ago. It was my first oil painting. At the time it was a
Miniature. I found it extremely difficult because my
Mural work was always so large. Seems funny now since
practically all of my work is 6 x 6" instead of 8 x 10 feet!
The scene itself was from a photo I took in
London where they still used glass milk bottles.
I am old enough to remember when all of our milk
products were delivered. Wish they still were, particulary
since the refillable bottles make so much more sense
than the wax-covered non-recyclable cartons or plastic
bottles that our disposable society uses today.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 8:08 PM
Thursday, January 6, 2011
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD
Couldn't help thinking this Jalapeno looked like a
a hot Butterfly. I can't take credit for it...saw the
image on a friend's Facebook page and had to paint it!
I superimposed the image on some of my fabric.
Thank you, Larry Schlemer, for the use of your
very cool photo!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 7:28 PM