Butterscotch Candy & Teapot
Spring is a busy time for me at my day job. I wanted a still life set up that would wait patiently until I got to it. And wouldn't wilt, fade, droop or rot. More traditional still-life subjects, such as fruits and flowers are wonderful to paint, because they're beautiful, colorful, living things, and you can feel the "chi" energy running right through them. But if I don't paint them quickly enough the studio can get a little ripe, if you know what I mean. So this time I chose one of my other favorite subjects, translucent cellophane candy wrappers. I shudder to think that these wrappers, unlike fruits and flowers, will never biodegrade. But what can you do. They're ubiquitous in the modern world. And they're really really fun to paint.
6/26/2016 07:17:07 am
Lovely!!! And when you're all done you have a sweet treat.
6/27/2016 10:28:51 pm
Thanks for the sweet thought, Joan!
1/26/2021 12:42:35 am
Flowering tea, also known as blooming tea, is a handcrafted bundle of white and green tea leaves. They usually come crumpled artistically into clusters. You then place the clumps in hot water, which gets them to unfurl their leaves beautifully. The drinker is stimulated by not only the delicious taste of the tea but its aesthetics as well.
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I'm a representational painter enchanted by the unique qualities of watercolor. Sometimes oils, gouache, colored pencils and other media call to me too. I started this blog to share my work and ideas about making art. Sometimes I toss other things into the mix. Such as painters I love, and art books and exhibits that inspire me. Your comments are welcome. I'd love to hear from you!