It’s tea time!

I am so pleased that my Little Sketchbooks have been embraced by you. I have sent off some and they are winging their way around the globe. They have been sent to Wales and North Carolina, Northern Queensland and Melbourne, Washington and central Victoria. I am delighted to give people an opportunity to be creative, and follow their passions. It brings a smile to my face.

On a different art note……You may remember a page I showed you from my current sketchbook, a page of some teapots from my collection. If you don’t remember here it is again.

I really like the way this spreads across the page. It was a conscious composition.(Photo and image copyright: Anne Lawson, 2015)

I really like the way this spreads across the page. It was a conscious composition.(Photo and image copyright: Anne Lawson, 2015)

Well, I received some very favourable comments about it. You are such a supportive group of friends, and I truly thank you for that. The delightful Alys from Gardening Nirvana made this comment

I fell in love with your teapot study. I’ve always loved teapots. Any chance of making those up into some art cards?

and that got me thinking. Not cards, but small studies on A5 paper. I have had great fun with the washes, and as watercolour is a continual learning experience, have learnt so much about water on paper and in brushes. I am also learning about leaving some of the paper unpainted, so that the white comes through as a highlight. The trick is to remember to leave it. I wouldn’t be the first watercolour painter to paint over the white area that had been reserved as a highlight. 🙂

The first studies are of a little teapot I bought in Hong Kong many years ago. I loved the contrast between the smooth body and the knobbly bamboo-like handle. The knob on the lid reminds me of a little grub! It is the one on the right hand of the sketch. In real life it is a dark grey terracotta, so you can see that I have taken many liberties with the colour, both in the following paintings as well as in the sketchbook.

(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

Rosy pink teapot (Photo and art copyright: Anne Lawson, 2015)

The next ones are modelled on the blue and white pot in the middle of the sketchbook page. I may add some of the pattern in a future one. But, then again, maybe not! It was a present from my sister, as she knew that I love Asian inspired teapots. The different facets have given me interesting areas to play with.

(Photo and art copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

(Photo and art copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

(Photo and art copyright: Anne Lawson, 2015)

(Photo and art copyright: Anne Lawson, 2015)

Aubergine and gold tea pot (Art work and photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

Aubergine and gold tea pot (Art work and photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2015)

If you click on any of the photos you will be taken to my Etsy store. Then you can look at the description and price. If you are interested in buying, you can go through the shop, or contact me directly: annebags@optusnet.com.au

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19 Responses to It’s tea time!

  1. katechiconi says:

    I love the idea of miniature pieces, which I suspect some people will find more affordable. I’m visualising a series of them, grouped together. Leaves and feathers as well as teapots…?

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    • anne54 says:

      I have been thinking about your idea of a collection of things. It is certainly one worth playing with. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      • katechiconi says:

        I was inspired in turn by my own art collection, which seems to fall naturally into groups. A few years ago, I realised that many of the paintings and prints I own feature a road winding away into the distance. Not sure what that says about me, but I’m trying to pursue less predictable avenues!

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  2. Ellen Hawley says:

    Those make me want to sit down and share a pot of tea. I’ve got some green if you have time…

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  3. Lovely Anne! Is the last teapot done in a Primatek color?

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    • anne54 says:

      Is Primatek a brand? Most of my paints are Windsor Newton, as that is what I started with. However, I have found Daniel Smith and are loving using them. Some of these pots are done with Art Spectrum paints. So, basically, I have forgotten the brand I use!!

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  4. EllaDee says:

    I love teapots. It may be paintings of teapots is the solution to too many teapots and not enough shelf space but alas wall space is in short supply as well but I’ll think on it, and also feathers than Kate put into my head 🙂

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  5. …and Alys shoots her hand in the air, then quickly clicks over to Etsy. I’m in love!

    I bought three, two for my home and a third as a gift. I’m so happy you’re doing this, Anne. Your such a talent.

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  6. acflory says:

    They’re lovely! All you need now is the Mad Hatter. 😀

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  7. Super …. cant leave without giving comments 🙂

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