View Full Version : teapot, cup and crocheted doily

06-25-2007, 10:41 AM
I took some pics one morning with sun coming in the diningroom window. Liked the way the picture turned out so decided to paint with colored pencil. After that went to acrylic and hope to do this in watercolor too. It is taking a while and trying to keep between loose and realistic.

Would live some C&C to help get this finished.
When I took the picture, I realized that the top of the teapot looks off balance. Still working on the doily on the left hand side and the elipses in the cup and saucer.


06-25-2007, 11:11 AM
This is looking marvelous. I love still life paintings like this. I'm not sure if it is just my eyes but the back part of the doily (the two pointy sections to the left of the pot) appears to rise. You probably are not through with that area but perhaps muting it more will make it lay better? I'm looking forward to seeing the development on this. Hope you keep us posted. :)

06-25-2007, 11:20 AM
Wow, this is coming along quite nicely. I can't wait to see it after you say it is finished!

06-25-2007, 11:43 AM
Great still life. I love it. I want to see the finished product. Jan

06-25-2007, 11:45 AM
I am with Ann, Love this sort of still life. Great job.

06-25-2007, 12:00 PM
:clap: I think it is fantastic.... you are doing a great job on this one.

06-25-2007, 02:01 PM
gorgeous!!! i'd love to see the colored pencil and watercolor versions. are they posted under those forums?

06-25-2007, 02:16 PM
If its any help ,I think the elipse on the cup is damn near perfect so if you want to get really technical you could measure from points on that to the elipse on the saucer [God Forbid] he he,


06-25-2007, 02:17 PM
I'm so impressed with the silver pot reflections...well done.

06-25-2007, 05:16 PM
Thanks all for positive comments. Makes me want to go and paint away. Think I will. The CP is in a forum but the watercolor isn't started yet. I learned so much about the reflections with the CP and am learning even more with this piece because the ref. photo is a bit different from the CP. It will be my next project.


06-25-2007, 05:29 PM
my, what patience you have! Looking lovely Marilyn.

06-25-2007, 05:36 PM
Mona, you can see cp here http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421473

You can see why it is taking me longer on the left side, since I didn't do that side in colored pencil

06-25-2007, 06:22 PM
Marilyn...this is a fantastic painting! I can't imagine painting a doily, let alone glossy silver and a cup & saucer too! You've done an excellent job so far; I look forward to seeing this progress and to see the final version! :thumbsup: :D

Sorry I don't have any tips for you. I can see what Ann is saying about the back of the doily, but that was only after I read about it. I think your ellipses on the cup and saucer are great!


06-25-2007, 06:31 PM
Great painting. What patience for the detail. I'm looking forward to see it completed.

06-25-2007, 08:25 PM
I love the subtle colors in that white lace. Very beautiful...all around!

06-25-2007, 08:39 PM
wonderful shine and reflections on your teapot - excellent work - will be stunning finished!!!!

06-25-2007, 09:25 PM
My goodness. This is really wonderful. Amazing detail!

06-25-2007, 11:42 PM
Just too beautiful for words, reflections are magnificient!

The doily is marvelous that must have taken some time and patience.

Great job:clap:


07-04-2007, 11:49 AM
Well, It's finished!! I hope. Here it is and if you see anything that you think should be fixed, C and C appreciated.



07-04-2007, 12:32 PM
You have done a fantabulous job on this. The lights and shadows on the doily, the metal and design work of the pot, the gold on the cup and saucer. It is all so well done. I hate to be nitpiky but the saucer appears to me to float just a bit. The pot less, but still not quite anchored. The other area that appears a bit unfinished to me is the edge where the bowl of the spoon meets the cup. I think it is the band of white around the cup near the spoon. Please, take into account it is just what I think. Others may see everything as working perfectly. No doubt though, this is top notch work!

07-04-2007, 01:37 PM
For some reason whenever I see a metal work I fall in love with it. Great job!

07-04-2007, 02:42 PM
Wow! The red uptop is wonderful. I love the soft white and blues on the tablecloth.

07-04-2007, 10:39 PM
what detail ! ... you're doing fabulously so far and i can't wait to see the finish ... no doubt it'll be superb ... thank you for posting the link to the cp version ...n it is fantastic too in its attention to detail ...

07-04-2007, 11:17 PM
I think one of the best parts of this is the metal carving on the front of the pot. Your detailed work is amazing. I do see what Ann talking about regarding the front right leg seeming to be floating a bit. Would a shadow at the base of the leg help to ground it?

Incredible detail and patience evident here...thank you for sharing.

07-04-2007, 11:39 PM
this looks great! that is a lot of detail!

Margaret 59
07-04-2007, 11:50 PM
Marilyn, I envy you your patience too and think it's a lovely painting. My eye is drawn to the lid of the teapot as I think the knob on top should be in line with the large pattern at the bottom. Can you see what I mean?

07-05-2007, 10:10 AM
Thanks, Ann and Celeste, about the grounding of the cup and teapot. When you look at something for a long time it really helps to have a second and third opinion. Margaret, I will look at the lid of the teapot too. If you mean it looks to be a bit off center, I do see what you mean. I have reworked it once, but I guess I didn't center it just right.

I really appreciate your responses. I'm still learning and trying to find my style and technique.


07-05-2007, 10:20 AM
Marilyn...I adore this painting! Such patience you have to have painted such and intricate doily and the teapot's shine is brilliant. Everything you've done here is outstanding. You should be very proud! :clap: :clap: :clap:


07-05-2007, 08:04 PM
Great job, especially the teapot. And I think you are very brave to do a doily.

07-05-2007, 08:13 PM
I had an opportunity to work on the painting today. I feel like I grounded the pot and saucerm made more distinction between cup and spoon, aligned the top on the teapot, and twicked a few other places.
I think I am ready to sign it.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jul-2007/91623-07_05_07_008.JPG

Thanks for all the encouragement, positive commets, and suggestions.