Monday, June 9, 2008

The china series

Every now and then I get in the mood to do a series. Here's a series of very small paintings I did a few years ago based loosely on my grandmother's wedding tea set. I love china, and collecting antique china is one of my passions. My granny's very delicate china set, is one of the
few things I have left to remember her by. But I also think
my love of china is comical, and that's why the pieces are set against
the bright background colours I love so much, and have
stylized shadows in bright contrasting colours. I started each
painting with the background colour, drew the cups and the jug
with a black marker, then painted them in and gilded the gold
with real gold leaf. I can't erase the marker line, so it
lends an insistent quality to the otherwise detailed paintings.

The photo doesn't do the work justice.

Have a collectible day.

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