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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Antique Gift



Antique Gift

6x8in oil on canvas   SOLD

One of the artists from the Guild brought me in this lovely
antique teapot, creamer and sugar bowl (not shown)
The set belonged to her husband's mother, and the way
my friend put it... it was in the cupboard not being
used and she knew I loved painting teapots!
Hubby was a sweetie and agreed to let me have it.
This is my first attempt at painting two of the pieces,
and I know I will be including these fun pieces
in other paintings.
Thank you so much, dear Ken and Denise


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38 comments:

  1. Such thoughtful friends..........tis the season.
    I really like the richness, one again, of your reds and the opposing heads. Very nice........

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  2. This painting is fabulous! Wow! What a treasure she gave you...I love teapots also. When I am out shopping, I tend to gravitate towards the teapots...LOL

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    1. thanks so much, Maria. We share a love for the teapot!

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  3. I've never seen a teapot like this before...very colorful!! Painted beautifully as always, Julie!!! I look forward to 2013 and more of your amazing paintings!!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda, hope to enjoy your beautiful work too.

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  4. Julie, your tea pots are always a pleasure to enjoy! Very unique gift, havent seen one like this before.

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    1. Yes - neither had I. Love your rich, warm painting.

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  5. a really unique set--you did a wonderful job painting it!

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    1. Thanks Celeste. Like your snow painting today.

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  6. SO LOVELY,dear Julie!!!I like how you put the objects in relation to each other! You give me almost every day, still life lessons!Thanks!

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    1. You are so observant, Rita. I do spend time getting the positions how I want them.
      Lovely message about bloggers on yours today. it moved me. You are so good with words

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  7. What a delightful piece! I love antiques and I couldn't think of a more thoughtful and special gift from your friend. The painting is just fabulous, Julie.

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    1. I do too. Great that your boss liked the painting. Knew he would!

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  8. Excellent painting of the fun pottery, Julia!
    I really like the reflections in the spoon...esp the handle!

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    1. Glad you like the spoon. it was fun to do. Thanks, dean.

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  9. Lucky you! A really fun painting. I always love it when you include your trade mark turquoise color with red! POP!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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    1. Nice of you carol. thanks so much. Happy holidays to you and your family, too.

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    1. Utterly is a very nice word. thanks Lauren.

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  11. Dear Julie - this is such a delightful piece - so nice to have friends that know just what you would enjoy. Hope you are enjoying the season of Christmas. Take care.

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    1. I am fortunate indeed. Thanks for all the great comments, Debbie

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  12. Original style of pottery. The character of the pieces really shows in the painting and the spoon works so well in that position, in adding perspective and in reflection the 'pots'. Exquisite and clever

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    1. Oooh clever eh. Praise from you John is praise indeed.

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  13. Well, that teapot isn't my cup of tea, but it is a fun painting and it puts a smile on my face. I wish you a pleasant weekend, and a Merry X-mas, and a Happy New Year.

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    1. Love the pun...
      Thanks for the comment and wishes.

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  14. What a beautiful gift, Julie, and with a beautiful story, too, of a family momento. Your beautiful painting just extends the beauty farther.

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    1. Your ornament paintings are quite fabulous Carol.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  15. Nice gift for a nice painting. I actually like the reflection in the spoon. Hope you have a Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year Julie!

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    1. Hello Donna - thanks for the comment and love your piece today.

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  16. Yes, a grand gift and they really come alive in your painting. Just super!

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    1. Glad you think so. I have been in awe of your gouache paintings celebrating the season. So clever and well done.

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  17. So delightful--love the chicken set--very original. Congratulations on selling it too!

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    1. Your apple is really great. Thanks for the nice comment.

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  18. Hello Julie:) Beautiful painted and a great idea to paint that spoon in the front! Great art! I loved your cyclamen too!!

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    1. Glad you like it, Renate. Love your Santa and the great message. Thanks, happy Christmas.

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  19. Merry Christmas Julie! I love this tea pot and creamer, how lucky to have friends that know you so well...

    Liz

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    1. Thank you Liz. I see you are taking a break until the 7th. I will look forward to your return.

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Cheers,
Julie