|"Nana's Teacup", 5 x 3.5, watercolor and colored pencil|
I have about a dozen vintage teacups that belonged to my mother-in-law, Elinore. When she married Hank back in 1952, her mother gave her those teacups as a gift. Every teacup pattern is different, but remarkably, each and every one has a rose of some sort painted on it. Since Elinore was marrying a Mr. Rose, this seems very appropriate, I think!
|"Teacup with Lemon", 5 x 3.5, watercolor and colored pencil|
These two portraits are fairly small, and I enjoyed the challenge of rendering the different textures of china, silver, lace and tea all in two tiny paintings. Light watercolor washes on Arches watercolor board went down first, then oil-based colored pencil on top of that. It's a method that is quick and fun with very satisfying results. So, now I suppose I need to paint the other ten teacups, too!