‘A Fresh Start and a Teacup’ Completed

A Fresh Start and a Teacup part 9

Painting is a bit of an adventure, I never quite know what a piece will look like until it is finished.

Well, here is the one I have been working on for the past many month now finally completed.

Painting of Tui bird and windowsill with china

The bird outside the window is the well loved New Zealand Tui on one of his favourite nectar plants, New Zealand flax.

Cupcake Papers

A Fresh Start and a Teacup part 4


So it’s time to paint some spoons and things in the milk jug that I painted before. The slideshow below shows some of the in between stages. I changed one of the wooden handles from my original layout to a silver handle instead since I am going to try to bring more silver items into the painting.

I have also added these little cupcake papers which go with the blue theme of the painting.
And here is how the painting looks at this stage.
painting-in progress-talitha-brauchli-01

Milk jug


A Fresh Start and a Teacup Part 2

I love to work from tube paints and Schmincke watercolour paints have beautiful strong hues.

Blue Watercolor Paint on China Palettes

These dark blues I am mixing here are for the pretty little milk jug which is a piece of English made Staffordshire Chef Ware. But first I will build up the shadows of the cream part of the jug.

Milk Jug Painted by Talitha Brauchli

Milk Jug Painted by Talitha Brauchli

By putting the dark saturated colours last, you reduce the risk of them bleeding into the lighter areas since they are already finished and dry.

Milk Jug Painted by Talitha Brauchli

The inside of the jug will have to wait until the objects inside it have been painted.