Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Sketches: Teapot Delight

If you were to visit our cozy home, you would find quite the collection of tea pots (...and tea cups!) Uh huh. This piece of art reflects one of the many that grace the cabinets of our kitchen and is usually the one we use to serve our guests that perfect cuppa when enjoying an afternoon tea of raising scones and Mr. Toast's homemade lemon shortbread.

As you take a look at the few process photos above, you'll see in the last picture what looks like a simple sketch of the teapot and yummy cookies. If you take a look closer, you'll discover that the text, "Yorkshire Tea" and various spots on the teapot are actually white - this is where I used a pastel pencil, which allowed me to create the 'white space' without the mess that wax or masking produces. If you're curious about this process, hang tight, as I'm currently developing a video tutorial to share this. In fact, I have lots of surprises and creative goodies coming up over the summer and look forward to sharing these with you.

Here's to a wonderful weekend for each of you. Happy Sunday Sketches!

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11 comments

  1. Alexandra, I love your tea pot watercolor! I am beyond excited and proud of you for all you are doing in your life... you have come such a long way and look at you now!! Love all of your book illustrations and so proud of you for going back to school and your plans for when you finish... Keep up the good work. I pray for your success in whatever you decide you want to do in your life. You can do it all!!! Love you!! Jane

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  2. comforting pot of tea and cookies!

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  3. Thanks for the wonderful tip for using a pastel pencil to keep the whites of the paper.

    Tea and scones sounds like a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Your painting has both the warmth and cheeriness of that kind of a day!

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  4. I keep on seeing teapots everywhere, lately! Yours is beautiful! :)

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  5. Beautiful tea pot and I'm looking forward to seeing your video!

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  6. I love teapots and tea cups! I hadn't thought of drawing that yet, seeing the different phases of your painting is so helpful. Lovely work!

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  7. That does sound like an interesting technique! I keep meaning to pick up some masking fluid because I'm fed up with painting around white sections!

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  8. that teapot drawing is wonderful and I like that you use white pastel pencil, which is a very smart idea.

    hope you have a lovely day.

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  9. Can't wait to learn more about that technique!

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  10. Lovely sketch and tea break! I am fond of my afternoon tea pic-me-up ... a proper pot, a proper cup and a proper moment to relax and regather. :)

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  11. Cute teapot! I love that you also showed part of your palette. I've never seen that before. It looks like a fancy set of Japanese paints. Nice!

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