Wednesday 20 April 2016

#64 'Sugar Pot' 6x6"

I'm happy with this little pot a lot of thought went into it.
I rumaged in my husbands workshop for some wood for the pot to sit on. I winched my tripot holding my light box as high as I could, see pic below. The composition is eye level so there is very little table surface showing. 

I wanted to emphasis the pattern and painted it first as that's what drew me to the pot, the white and blue combination and the Japanese feel to it. (see below) 
Painting a light object like this it works well to paint on a coloured surface, so I painted the board using acrylics (as they are fast drying) last night ready for today. 

Once I had finished the pot the original warm terracotta background worked so I painted over it in oils, a darker tone which makes the pot jump out, also has the warm and cool colour element.


  1. Difficult to get such pattern detail loose but you have succeeded. The graduation of light and shadow around the pot, from right to left is so well done. It does have an Oriental feel to it and a lovely result.

  2. Lovely to see part of the pattern journey. Love the detail and the weight conveyed. You've achieved the oriental delicacy, too. Love it. 😊

  3. Great detail and really interesting to see how you set it up. You can tell it's of Asian orientation which adds to the whole effect.