Thursday, March 26, 2009

Brown Betty Teapot, 10x10 Acrylic

There's a show coming up with a 'tea' theme, and since I love tea I've been dying to start painting for it. Yesterday I didn't get a Daily Painting in, but I did a semi-abstract about the fogbound river, and put it in my Studio Blog. This teapot is one I 'inherited' from my Dad. I actually bought it for him, thinking he'd like the deep brown color. I, on the other hand, haven't bought anything brown in decades. So I hesitated to paint this boring brown teapot, but as I painted it I saw that it acted like a mini mirror, and the 'brown-ness' just supported all the other things (cloth, windows, etc) in the room. Every time I make tea in this I think of my dad, how I miss him, and *chuckle* how he never, ever made his daily tea in this pot! The gift seemed like a good idea at the time:) Pin It

12 comments:

  1. The teapot looks great on the tablecloth... not boring at all! It seems to hold such good memories for you and that's what's important!

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  2. As always, you really caught the reflections.

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  3. Your associated memories and love really come through in this painting.

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  4. Oh Kelley
    I just love you
    this is "honest=tea"

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  5. Thanks, you guys. I know it's know 'high art', but it was fun and interesting!

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  6. I love this! Love the reflection!

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  7. My comment didn't show up. Great reflections!!

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  8. Thanks Katie and Jala! I had the most fun with the reflections. The tablecloth - well.... it looks a little 'fish eye' to me - and I don't know whether I'll change it - it looks more fun like this.

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  9. I think the tablecloth might be ok...I think without the curve it might be a bit static. I think it's a nice painting.

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  10. Hi Kelley...Like the design on this one and the reflections are just great! Love the idea of a tea themed show, can't wait to see more of your tea paintings!

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  11. Kelley, Great job on the teapot! I love the reflections and highlights, just perfect!

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  12. You're right, Paula. I'm going to leave it. Thanks Janette and Nancey - I truly appreciate you leaving comments!

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