Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
6 x 6" oil on canvas panel SOLD
This is my submission for the daily paintworks Japan
challenge. All of the proceeds from this painting will
go to the Japanese Red Cross. You can bid on the
painting at the DPO site. I painted this a few months
ago but thought it fit the "Home" theme since it includes
my Mom's antique teacup which is very special to me.
I love knowing that the proceeds are going to
such a worthy cause.
The bid for this painting starts at $75.00. There are many
beautiful paintings on the site. Together we can give a little
relief to the grief in Japan!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 8:38 AM
Friday, March 18, 2011
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD
Yep...still crazy around here, so I'm posting yet
another older painting. 2 more days of moving my
sister, then a garage sale, then hopefully I'll be
able to get back to painting sometime next week.
Although I didn't get a chance to participate in this
weeks DPW Challenge, "The Color Of White", I
thought I would at least post a painting that reflects
the subject. I am bummed at missing this one since
reflecting patterns in shiny objects is sort of my thing.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
8 x 10" graphite on paper nfs
This is a drawing of my gorgeous friend, Modi. I did it
years ago before I ever thought about painting or Blogging.
I am so glad I took the opportunity to draw her, here in her
native Ethiopian dress, because we've lost touch over the
years. She has the most incredible bone structure of anyone
I've ever known! I always told her she reminded me of the
model Iman although she modestly never acknowledged her
own striking beauty.
I am back to posting older work again for a while. What a
crazy year it's been already! This week and next I'm helping
my sister and brother-in-law pack and move. That girl has
some stuff! The entire day yesterday was spent going through
her clothes closets and prying hangers from her fingers. In the
end, I must say, she did very well and let go of a stack that
piled 4 feet high, some of which dated back to the 80's.
I was the fortunate recipient of some of the wardrobe
she was purging. I've always called her my Fairy Godmother
because she has outfits for any occasion imaginable. Luckily
for me, we wear the same size. I, on the other hand, am a
Minimalist and have what I call "uniforms"...mainly covered in
paint. I wear the same old things over and over and over and
over until they either wear out or get paint on them, then I buy
more. I thoroughly expect those rude people from "What Not To
Wear" to show up on my doorstep and abduct me along with
my hideous clothes!