Wednesday 13 April 2016

#61 'Cup of Tea' 6x6"

It's the first time I have painted a cup and saucer and I couldn't resist putting some tea in the cup!

My students will be tackling this soon, a good subject to practise graduating tone as it wraps around the cup light to dark. The spoon and tea will be optional for them :-)
The metal spoon you would think is light being a silver colour but its actaully quite dark. I'll have to include a biscuit next time I paint this set.

It's 'Woods' china in Iris colour from the 1950's.


  1. On first view, this painting made me smile, so English.
    To achieve the same quality of workmanship with all the elements of this painting, I think Clare's students will find it difficult.

  2. Agree with Mum, can't help but smile. Difficult subjects to get tone, perspective and shapes. You've done them all so well. Shame to waste to tea though!