Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Tea Stack"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD

I love the shiny gold handle on these tiny Vintage
tea cups. Just had to paint them! I have one more,
a red one, so you may see several versions of this.

34 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Wow Gwen, this series is just getting better and better, and this might be the best...hard to pick just one though!

Sandra Galda said...

WOW this is astounding! super job here Gwen! I really admire the reflective surfaces here and your accuracy in drawing!

Susan E. Roden said...

So regal Gwen! Love your imagination and selection of items. Plus your technique is excellent.

Dusty Pines said...

really lovely - these cups with patterned cloths are really something! what colors! thank you!

Angela Elledge said...

I agree, your cup and fabric series is getting better and better; absolutely beautiful! Have you tried this on a very large scale?

Kim said...

Oh my...this is exquisite. What delicate handling of the teacups. I just love that bottom one. And you've chosen the perfect cloth - a nice marriage with the teacups. I think this would have driven me crazy!! Well done!! Also - those reflections are bang-on!

elsiee said...

beautiful! i love how you captured the gold trim in all it's shiny glory!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

How incredibly beautiful. I could just stare at this for hours.

But I hope the cups aren't stacked anymore. Such good china!

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

sam said...

Really interesting composition Gwen, youve done a great job

Carmen Beecher said...

Beautiful, it just sparkles!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Lovely!! I can picture it in a beautiful frame. I can't wait to see the red cup.

Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely one, Gwen. As usual.....

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

This one is very special. The vintage tea cups and the delicate cloth are so expertly handled and make a superb composition. Really wonderful.

Pam Holnback said...

Another incredible piece! Love the reflections from the fabric.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Gwen.. you're 'upping the ante'.... this one blows the doors off...

Ann Rogers said...

I agree with Dana, these are just getting better and better. Your highlights on the china is just perfect!

Layne Cook said...

You captured the fineness of the china so well; and the gold- SO metallic. The palette is lovely too. I'm interested to see what you do with the red one.

Georgia said...

This is an amazing series, but this has to be my favorite, subject, composition, colors, etc. Love the highlights!!!

Cathyann said...

Definitely your bet, in my humble opinion...Very Very attractive painting, Gwen

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

The metallic on the china is perfect.
You WOW me every time.
Another incredible piece.

Linda Popple said...

Absolutely beautiful, Gwen!! The cups look so delicate. The reflections are gorgeous and the cloth is perfect for these cups. I am soooo impressed!

Kelley Sanford said...

With each new piece, I think this is my favorite. I must be up to 10 favorites by now. Just wonderful.

rahina q.h. said...

you know what got me about this one? it was the fact that there is probably a stack of unmatching cups like these in most homes... so it was the familiarity and the fact that they are vintage adds to that nostalgia. lovely composition and work Gwen.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautifully painted with just the perfect touches of highlights. Lovely blue and brown combination. Another winner!

Kim Blair said...

Hi Gwen:
You have captured the delicate bone china beautifully. The thin gold ring accents on the cups work well with the circles and swirls of pretty fabric. Lovely!

Plus again I have to say how wonderful your animal portraits are, and I hear you are getting busy with commissions, smart for people to get their requests in asap, because a pet portrait would make such a special gift for the holidays.
Kim

hmuxo said...

You did it again, Gwen!! I love these tea cups..the reflections in the cup are fantastic. The fabric looks terrific and the gold handles glimmer with perfection!

David Larson Evans said...

They just get better and better.

Virginia Floyd said...

Very beautiful. I love how you handled the shadow of the cups on the cloth. Difficult!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

China tea cups are a definite weakness for me -
I think everything about this is magnificent!

Kerri Settle said...

This is one of my all time favorites! I love the color scheme, and those touches of gold on the cups. Gorgeous painting!

suzanneberry said...

Now what do I say! I feel I've used all the adjectives I know! Ok, THIS is now my favorite ever!...I think! That aqua blue reflection of the tablecloth on the base cup is stealing my heart. Along with the red browns, golds, ochers, I'm dizzy this is so perfect! The highlights in the base cup, everything about them all is just singing to me. You have such a gift for elevating a still life with the just the perfect background, your sense of color and composition are genius. Stunning!

Thank you so much for your kind comments on Ribbons, I really appreciate them so much. Wow, I love this.

Diana Marshall said...

Wow this is perfection!! The gold shines, the porcelain is delicate and transparent, all on a 6 x 6 canvas amazing stuff and the reflections of the pattern on the bottom cup awesome.

Dean Grey said...

Ooooh!

This is really, really good, Gwen, especially for such a small painting!

Clever composition having the cups stacked like that. Their colors are soft and elegant.

The patterned cloth is equally lovely.

Excellent job on all the reflected light and the just-right highlights too!

A very strong still life!

-Dean

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Fantastic!!