Thursday, January 5, 2012
Earl Grey for a Friend
Earl Grey for a Friend.
6x6in oil on canvas board 85.
I have an English friend who loves to pop in for a "quick cuppa" and Earl Grey is her tea of choice.
I can't stand it myself, but I always keep it in for her. She loves the red pot so she gets that and I use a brown one for my herbal tea.
For some reason I could not get "it" to work today. Happens to all artists and I learned when I was doing illustration... you just have to keep going.
I painted this in several different ways and each time when I looked at the image on the computer I saw another glaring error. The computer screen is a marvelous way to spot some of the things your eyes do not see while painting. Finally this was given the OK.
This one was done using the knife and brush. The thin string for the tea bag was lifted out with a thin rubber tip.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.