Sunday, October 24, 2010

Teapot and Pomegranate




This painting is from my weekly class.  The instructor had me make a value study of the set up, and then in the following class, I painted over the value study.  I put a lot more time into this painting than I do when I'm painting at home.  I like the way the teapot turned out, and my little leaf!  Not too happy with the pomegranate, though.  I couldn't get its little snout right.  Next time.  

This may be my last painting that I post this week.  I'm off to Houston to help out my daughter again.  Her husband is out of town and she's a working mom.  I help get the kids off to school and help with meals and homework.  I'm taking my painting gear, and I'll retrieve my camera, left on my last trip.  I just don't know how to upload photos on her computer.   Have a good week! 

22 comments:

  1. Beaux reflets sur votre théière.

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  2. Great reflections in the teapot! You're doing great :-)

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  3. Thank you , Alison. Thanks to your comments, I am learning a little French!

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  4. Beautiful job, the teapot looks fabulous! It's great that you live close enough to your daughter that you're able to help out. I live 7 hours from my Mom, can be rough at times when my hubby is out of town, we're military so we never know where we'll be stationed. Enjoy your grandkids:)

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  5. I think we all concur! Great lights and reflections in your teapot Virginia

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  6. I really like the reflecting colors and highlights on the teapot. And I wouldn't mind having a teapot like that. I've read that pomegranates are hard to paint for some reason. Have a good time in Houston!

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  7. I like the warm fruit in the cool environment, and the metal of the teapot. A lovely painting, Virginia.

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  8. Thank you everyone for visiting! I love your comments.

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  9. I think it's beautiful Virginia! I think the little snout looks great! And the reflection in the teapot is awesome. :) Enjoy your trip!

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  10. I hope you have a chance to paint while taking on being a super mom and grandmom. Interesting zen like painting with the pomegranate and tea pot.

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  11. I like the airy-ness in your background and its relationship to your subjects--the lights and shadows in back/foreground illuminate them. It really "feels" like there's a lot of space around them. I hope you figure out how to upload new paintings from Houston!

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  12. Wonderful teapot, Virginia, with those reflections!

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  13. Have fun w/ your family. Enjoy the grandkids!

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  14. Love this teapot Virginia. You did a wonderful job with the reflections and color....now its time to relax and enjoy those grandkids!

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  15. I think the pomegranate came out really nice. Love the colors in it against the greys.

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  16. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit and comment. I had a wonderful time with my grandchildren, but I'm very happy to be back home tonight!

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  17. A nice little painting. I especially like the pom reflected in the teapot, and your shadows. Glad you had a great trip...and now back to painting! Thanks for all your comments on my blog. You are a prolific commentor! I appreciate that, and I'm sure other artists do too!

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  18. Wow! I did not know you had it in you. Talk about hidden talents! When is you next show and sale?

    The office just isn't the same without you. Phone or e-mail me sometime.

    RKS

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  19. Wow! Talk about hidden talents. When is your next show?

    Phone me.

    RKS

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  20. What a funny story about your camera loss. Keep up the good work!

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  21. I really like this one. Love the reflections in the teapot, and the teapot itself. Glad you had a wonderful trip & enjoyed yourself.

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