Saturday, April 18, 2009

More "Tea Thyme" paintings



Please join me and Bentley, my Studio Assistant, for a look around my garden to find inspiration for more "Tea Thyme" paintings. Last week I painted roses and this week I want to find something a little different.



Finding inspiration . . . . .


Here . . . . . . .


There . . . . .



Everywhere . . . . .


Hmmm . . . looks like Bentley has found some pretty pansies.

The pansies would look nice on the tea pot!!!

Now that we found our inspiration, let's paint a tea pot and tea cup using the pansies.



First, I sketch the drawing. For the beginners following my process, you are welcome to copy my drawing.



Next I base coat the tea pot and tea cup and add the shadow behind the tea cup. I always like to use a blue or lavender to base coat and then start building up the white.



The next step is to lightly paint in the pansies to get a feel for what the painting will look like. Since I do not have a tea pot and cup in a pansy pattern, I just painted the flowers where I feel they would have been on the china.



I like to compare the finished painting to the flowers for color and form. In this painting, I painted the flowers much lighter since they are on china.

Thank you for visiting. I love to hear from you and sincerely appreciate your comments and those who follow my blog. If you would like to see me paint something special or have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. Have a lovely week.

Blessings, Erin

11 comments:

Diane said...

Erin, so easy to see how you find inspiration in your beautiful little garden. Bentley sure knows his stuff! ;-)
Diane

Lisa said...

Your garden never fails to delight! Your new painting is wonderful! Someone is sure to snap that one up lickety-split!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I LOVE the way you show us how to do this!!! Ok, I'm all excited now but have company & can't paint. :0{ I have a few minutes to put plant pansies in a pot though!

Thanks Erin! You're the best!

Ooohhh... do you use Liquitex paint???

☺ Diane

Ruth Welter said...

This is very lovely and delicate Erin...I really like it. I love to use purple and blue as shadow colors as well....some of my favorites.

Ruth

enchanting cottage said...

OH~~~Erin I just love your paintings and your garden. I just kinda put myself there in your peaceful settings.
Ginger

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

YOur garden is so full of wonderful inspiration. It makes me feel like even I could be inspired to paint! Your painting turned out so pretty. I love seeing what you are going to do next. laurie

Lavender Dreamer said...

How delicate and pretty. Your paintings always look so real! You always make me want to buy paint...and brushes....and everything to get started!

jen said...

Just found your blog. Very charming!!

Jen

Musings From A French Cottage said...

I love your beautiful pansies and your painting is gorgeous! I love the teapot and tea cup. Wonderful job!

Blessings to you,
Kathleen

nikkicrumpet said...

Another gorgeous creation! And how could it not be with your talent and the help of your charming assistant!

Stacey said...

It was fun to follow that process. Your work is beautiful! Bentley is adorable too. :)