Monday, September 14, 2009

"Red Tea Cup"





















6 X 6 oil on masonite SOLD

This is the first of 3 cups I'm doing for a commission.
I've painted this one before and posted it as one of my
first paintings on the blog. I also posted a blue one I'll
be painting again. The last of the 3 will be a yellow one.

It's good to be able to look back at the other 2 and see
progress. I fell back to a tighter style here, but the actual
shape and values are, I feel, an improvement to the first tries.
I'm especially pleased with the metallic areas.

22 comments:

Edward Burton said...

Very elegant, Gwen. Great job with the reflective quality of the gold surfaces and congratulations on your commission!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

This is lovely. My mother has a cupboard full of these, and hands far too shaky to use them. They are such objects of beauty aren't they. You have painted a perfect picture, and the gold is just beautiful!!!! Yes congratulations on the commission.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Sandra Galda said...

wow nice job! Love the level of realism here

DEB said...

You DID do a great job on the metallics. You also nailed the reflections on the ceramic inside the cup. Great work Gwen!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Congratulations!!!!!
I love to see the SOLD under this great piece.
I love the gold in it.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Gwen,

I just found your blog from Kim's blog. My goodness, your work is outstanding. I will be returning many times. Thank you for sharing.

Teresa said...

This is beautiful Gwen! The gold is just perfect!

Teresa said...

This is beautiful, Gwen! You did a great job.

Tracey Clarke said...

Beautiful, Gwen.

Chuck Dilmore said...

oh, Gwen...
this is wonderful!
i can hear it making contact with the saucer!

you are flying!

Diana Marshall said...

wow you know how to paint gold, not an easy feat. It is nice to look back and see how far you have come.

James Parker said...

Checkin up on one of my favorite artists...you. I was surprised to see a photo of a tea cup at the top of your blog. Wait...that's not a photo! Excellent, and the ducky, and the cupcake (my inside 4 year old requires about a half dozen honeybuns a day). You keep up the super strokin', girl!!!!

Angela Elledge said...

I'm amazed at how much beautiful detail you've captured in such a small format, that in itself is difficult, but you've also captured that wonderful reflective light. I'm looking forward to seeing the next one in the series.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Absolutely beautiful painting. I enlarged both tea cup paintings, and you are right, your values are right on. And the gold is very realistic looking. The gold pattern on the burgundy is exquisite.
P.S. Thanks for the positive comments on my blog. I agree that part of Michael Jackson's charm was his innocence, and unfortunately he was exploited for it.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful, Gwen! The gold shines. They must love these. I sure do!

Michelle said...

Gwen, Your teacups are so beautiful! Maybe you should continue on with a series past the the three commissions.

Barbara Pask said...

Just perfect Gwen, the metallic gold does read just right. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Rosemary said...

So beautiful - and congrats on the commission! Can't wait to see the yellow one!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A completely great job on this cup and saucer. The metallic and the ceramic all read well.

Sheila said...

Wow Gwen!, the detailed yet the delicate look is amazing!

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

This is very exquisite looking.

So much detail in the pattern of the cup and saucer. It must've drove you crazy!

I also love "Tea Cup II". The royal blue colors make it look so regal.

Really great job on this series!

-Dean

Dors said...

Great job Gwen. so so realistic.
I love both of them... wonderful detail and realism.