Saturday, June 30, 2007
Daily Painting Still Life, "Queen's Cup with Strawberries"
"Queen's Cup with Strawberries"
Oil on Gessoed Board
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It's Wimbledon week!!! What more could you ask for but a bit of great tennis, some strawberries in a bowl, and a spot of tea with the Queen? Go for it!!
These are some more of my mother's dishes. The little bowl is ironstone with a tea leaf design in the center of it...covered up by the strawberries. The cup...is a gilded demitasse that she had for as long as I can remember. It's gorgeous. It honestly looks worthy of the Queen. I doubt anyone in my family ever drank from it. It's too pretty. I don't think I could ever do it justice in a painting, but it was fun trying and probably I will attempt it again in another still life at some point.
Now go watch Wimbledon and enjoy!