Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Floral Tea Cup"



















6 x 6 oil on masonite SOLD

This is my last of 3 tea cup commissions. The table
top background proved a bit tricky since it's white and
the tea cup is white so I grayed it down in an
attempt to make the tea cup pop a bit.

25 comments:

Dors said...

Aha Gwen's famous China Tea cup and saucers.

This is so beautiful. I am sure your client is so thrilled with it.

Superb job Gwen. Love it.

Dana Cooper said...

Very tricky indeed Gwen, nice job!

Kim said...

Lovely Gwen! It's just waiting for the tea to be poured : ) The gold trimming is handled so well! Nice whites in your cup. Can we see the others?

Nancy Merkle said...

This is lovely! You've captured the light on the cup very well and mastered that white background, too!

Pam Holnback said...

This is great. I really like the way you handled the inside of the teacup.

Jill Berry said...

So dainty~
and exquisitely painted!
Nice contrast against the top edge.

Michelle said...

I see a lot of things that look tricky (the delicate handle, that floral pattern, the gold trim) but you pulled it off nicely. Well done!

Edward Burton said...

This is lovely, Gwen. Wonderful job with the floral decoration.

artbyakiko said...

Gorgeous tea cup! You've done a great job!! I love it.

Carol Blackburn said...

Great deail, Gwen. I love it.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

What a great piece Gwen.
I love it!
Are you gonna do more? the whole set?

Arti said...

Wow I could never have attempted that design on the cup!Great detail, great painting, Gwen:)

Barbara M. said...

Beautiful. I love this painting -- so delicate and strong in design at the same time.

xoxoxoxoxo

Judy Mackey said...

You did make the tea cup "pop" - it looks wonderful.

Angela Elledge said...

Beautiful, and I love your handling of the florals on the teacup!

Sally McLean said...

Wonderful detail of the flowers and great colours! Love your painterly style.

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Superb and expertly done Gwen!

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful, Gwen! The detail is awesome and you did a great job in making the teacup and saucer look delicate. Well done!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful Gwen. When you enlarge the painting, you can see your great brush strokes in the saucer. The gray certainly worked, as the white china stands out and just shines.

Rosemary said...

Fragile and so beautiful. I'm always impressed with your use of the value scale from lightest light to darkest dark. Floral patterns are not easy and you did a fab job! Good luck with the competition!

Kerri Settle said...

I had a great time enlarging this and seeing all the wonderful little details that you've included. I can't imagine it being an easy subject but you pulled it off with grace.

Diana Marshall said...

This must have been a labour of love to paint that delicate design on the teacup, lovely series.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gwen, this is just exquisite! You have such a hand and eye for lovely detail here. Nice job.

hmuxo said...

I'm speechless. Your work is beautifully painted. I love your "pear pressure" as well.

Dean Grey said...

A very pretty floral pattern, Gwen! It must've taken a while to get all that detail in!

-Dean