Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Brown Betty

5" x 7" Oil on panel

The last few days have revolved around the subject of coffee. Tea is not exactly interchangeable with coffee, but it often fills the same role. There seems to be an even greater array of teas. The process and rituals around tea are much more interesting and soothing compared to the noise and fury of coffee. The result is also much more soothing. I am a long time fan of tea. (As I mentioned, I became a habitual coffee drinker much later in life.)

Today's Daily Painting features our Brown Betty Teapot. I went for a cropped view to avoid the conventional. The result was a good likeness for the pot especially at a little distance. The white towel used for a drape did not come out as clear as I had hoped. Below is a photo from my painting position to show the folds and glowing light I was trying to capture.


Anonymous said...

love those reflections. Just to weigh in on the coffee and tea thing, I NEED my morning coffee but I savor my afternoon tea.

Your Sis said...

Is there a man in your reflection????

James said...

Well, I paint what I see, but I don't think you can see me in this one.