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A recent Daily Paintworks challenge was to paint you favorite mug. I took the opportunity to break out my favorite dishes and paint a spot of tea. I'm not a coffee drinker, never have been, love the way it smells not the way it tastes, so tea it was. I love the color of the tea and I'm always happy when I get to use my Daniel Smith quinacridone colors, just love them--thank you Paul Jackson for introducing them to me.
The cup and saucer in this painting are dishes that my husbands Grandmother gave to us when we got married. As a child my husband loved her "marble dishes". I'm so glad that my he has such great taste because I just love the Candlewick dishes also. They have been the star of a few of my still life paintings.
Above is a detail of the painting. I was happy with the way I captured the fraying tea bag string and the reflection of my kitchen window in the painting.
And here is a picture of the painting sitting in my kitchen with the actual cup and saucer.
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Here are a couple of paintings where these beautiful dishes have been the star. I can guarantee they will be in more paintings.
I'm working on a mason jar painting. Can't wait to show you work in progress pictures, check back Wednesday:)
Have a terrific week everyone:)
Beautiful work Carrie, I love the details! I am a tea drinker as well, though I love my coffee too! have a great day! ;-)ReplyDelete
I neither drink tea nor coffee, but surely I loved your tea in Candlewick. I would love to have it with you. And the way you have captured the reflection of the kitchen window is amazing. I think its a masterpiece.ReplyDelete
This blew me completely away! It is utterly amazing! I love that every detail has been thought about, down to the frayed string! It is incredible beyond words. Hmm.. Did you REALLY do this in one day? Also, The black you use for your backgrounds - Is this just watercolour? :0)ReplyDelete
Love the "Southern feel" the candlewick gives the painting. So nice Carrie!ReplyDelete
Your paintings of glass and this wonderful set of dishes in particular are beautiful. I'm in awe of your amazing talent.ReplyDelete
This is just amazing! You are so very talented. I love this!!! :-)ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning piece, Carrie. My eye was drawn to that window reflection; just perfect. I love coffee and tea, especially Earl Grey, but only with milk!ReplyDelete
Simply elegant, Carrie.....I too am blown away by the beauty of this one. Wow!ReplyDelete
Carrie, this is a beautiful painting full of light and sparkle - transparent watercolor at its best!ReplyDelete
Carrie, beautiful dishes! And as always, so well painted.ReplyDelete
Carrie...Seriously..you are gonna have to stop with this perfection....absolutely exquisite. i adore how you got the reflection, so cool...and the fraying string...amazing! As a watercolorist i am examining "how did she do that so effortlessly?"ReplyDelete
P.S. love those Quinacridones too!!
Everyone, thank you so much for your comments:) To answer a couple of questions, no I did not paint this in one day. I have 2 little boys that don't allow me to paint for more than an 1 hr at a time so I worked on this over a few days. It is only watercolor paints and black is lamp black by Daniel Smith. I love DS lamp black because you can get that deep concentrated color without it being shiny. Have a great week everyone:)ReplyDelete
How special to know that the dishes were your Grandmothers. I love coffee and tea!
Beautiful! You have dazzled me with the frayed string and the gorgeous little reflection. The cup of tea is simple and elegant!ReplyDelete
Don't know how you do it! Another gorgeous piece!! Fantastic. Love your cast shadow and the tea!
Another gorgeous painting, Carrie. The details are amazing. Love the reflections in the glass--especially the reflection of the window. And love the shadows and reflections on the table. You do glass so well! I love the "marble" dishes, too. It's wonderful that these have been passed to you to cherish for another generation.ReplyDelete
Beautiful painting Carrie! I love the rich colours and wonderful light effects you always capture. No worries about the link problem, I thought it was either related to the tag project or a weird thing, but want to check. Cheers!ReplyDelete
So gorgeous Carrie!! I think this is my new favorite. :)) I'm not a tea or coffee drinker but I do love the way the light turns the tea into that rich golden color. Amazing!ReplyDelete
what a feast for the senses!! stunning, breathtaking, outstanding!!! your grandmother's dishes are lovingly painted, just so so incredible! looking forward to wednesday's peek too! as always i leave your blog so inspired not to mention smiling! bravo!!ReplyDelete
Your work is amazing, Carrie. I'm so glad I found your blog (through Crystal's - thanks Crystal :).ReplyDelete
This is so pretty and so well done! I'm impressed by the detail on the glass, and the whole composition! Very nice!ReplyDelete
As always your depiction of glass amazes me. And that lovely rich copper color for the tea... I'm getting the aroma now... think I'll go have a spot myself!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Your attention to detail amazes me all the time. I tried watercolours while I was studying, so I know how difficult this media can be.ReplyDelete