Monday, June 02, 2008

Souvenir
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Souvenir
oil on primed canvas, 7.5x6.5"
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The red lacquer teapot was found on my second teaching trip to Berkeley CA for the East Bay Heritage Quilt Guild. It was expensive, $25 for a pot that doesn't actually function for tea, but it was so red and shiny and appealing that I spent the money anyway. In the tiny recesses of my brain, I knew one day I would paint it.

White porcelain and red lacquer, smooth shining surfaces, loaded with reflective qualities...I was shaking in my boots. Could I do it? And could I do it with vigor?
Deep breath. Dive in.
Splash!

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:00 AM

    Beautiful!

    Sharon

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  2. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Yep, you did it.

    LYN

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  3. Wow...beautiful! You have so many talents!!

    Fernande

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  4. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Wow Melody!
    I think you've got it!
    Wonderful painting. KS

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  5. Yes, You can! It's wonderful~

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  6. Liz in IN1:46 PM

    'CLICK'

    Don't you just love it when that happens??

    Fantastic!

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  7. I'm so enjoying watching this process. Love that red!

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  8. What a wonderful teapot!!! So colorful, so shiny, such a great shape (I would have bought it too!!). I love the size of this painting also. I don't know how much this opinion is worth, since I'm not an art expert - but I think you DO have it!
    Pat at birdnestontheground

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  9. Anonymous5:58 AM

    what I love about this painting is the composition. wonderful cropping great use of the vase and daisy. It looks so very well thought out and packs a visual punch!

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  10. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Don't paint, but really like this painting. I would have bought that teapot too, from one who has too many tea pots and loves them all.
    Bev

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  11. It must be such a wonderful feeling to have created this gorgeous painting. You are an inspiration, Melody!

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  12. lovely teapot, enviably well done.

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