‘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.

Milk jug

milk-jug-talitha-brauchli

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.

 

A Fresh Start and a Teacup

I have recently started a new painting for a special friend and will be posting photos throughout the project. It has kitchen window theme since we wanted to feature some of her beautiful Cornishware the oldest piece being her grandmothers sugar shaker, which I can’t wait to paint. This is the general layout for the foreground.

Props for Watercolour Painting by Talitha Brauchli

But, first things first, which in this case means the objects at the front of the painting must be painted first. So the painting begins with the little floral teacup. Here are some photos of it in progress.

Painting of a Teacup by Talitha Brauchli 1

The pencil outline and first wash.

Painting of a Teacup by Talitha Brauchli 2

Now after about 15 or so washes of blues the flowers can be painted.

Painting of a Teacup by Talitha Brauchli 3

 

Painting of a Teacup by Talitha Brauchli 4

 

Painting of a Teacup by Talitha Brauchli 5

This little stack of china is not quite finished, but definitely on the way. I’ll keep posting as the painting continues.