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Time for tea by fredasurgenor Time for tea by fredasurgenor
This is a miniature acrylic on stretched canvas.
What a relief to do something so small after the last three paintings which were nearly a meter square!

This one is only 10 cms. square.

Thank you all once again for the very kind comments, faves and watches.

Freda's website: [link]

I belong to Oatley 101 Society of Artists: [link]

Member of *Traditional-Artists: [link]
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
What a pretty cup and saucer--I like the reflection in the pot! :tea:
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Where are the scones?

Looks great.
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Tee hee, and thanks for the kind comment and the faves.

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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Can I ask you some questions about this picture?
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course you can, welcome.

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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Did you first paint your canvas black and then paint on top of it?

Did you use references for the teapot and saucer/cup?

I wonder if not having spoons makes teatime more difficult?
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I painted this from life, I usually paint still life from a well lit set up.

I draw the still life carefully on a piece of thin layout paper, this is where I can correct all mistakes. Then, using graphite tracing down paper, I transfer the drawing on to my canvas.

I painted the cup and teapot to finish, then put on the black background last, with all the shadows.

No room for spoons!!!
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Is there a difference between doing the background first and then painting the pot/cup/saucer later vs pot/cup/saucer and background?
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
None at all, but I would still be drawing the whole thing up and tracing it down first.
Then, you could paint the background first and the cup and teapot later.

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kristenhaines Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
great reflections!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you

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:icondragonfly22:
Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I love the jar, it looks so shiny, great job with the reflections!!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much and for the fave

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:iconhellknite:
hellknite Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
:tea: mmm i wish i had that tea set
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm to you too.
Thank you so much for the fave
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:iconhellknite:
hellknite Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
ya welcome :) keep up the stunning work
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:iconkarincharlotte:
karincharlotte Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
I bet you had fun with the reflections... :)
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sigh !! Can't look at your paintings without needing to :+fav: :hug: :clap: Gorgeous all of them :blowkiss:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and for the fave

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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome. I am afraid I will end up favouring all of your paintings :D :nod: :blowkiss:
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
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:iconthe-forger:
tHe-FOrger Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
good morning! :sun:

nice painting.. i envy you coz you can paint using different mediums.. i like your watercolor paintings more though.. :D
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fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
I think I like my watercolour paintings better too.
I started off painting in Watercolour and only started doing acrylic a couple of years ago.
I have another acrylic miniature to do and then back to watercolours for a while.
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:iconthe-forger:
tHe-FOrger Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
i love watercolours.. there's something about it that makes every artwork subtle.. but beautiful.. :D

cant wait for your next work.. :hug:
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:iconcolourwheel:
ColourWheel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
It's beautiful - amazing detail on such a tiny piece :hug:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much and for the fave.

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AmandaLam Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008   Interface Designer
I love the details! The reflections in the teapot are just amazing!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Amanda.

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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing.. this is wonderful!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you David and for the fave.

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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure Freda!@
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Junoesque-S Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
really nice neat work ... love the small details , sometimes i feel that painting in small work is much harder , coz there r small spaces ....
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, actually it was a relief to do a small one. I had been doing all huge ones and find them quite stressful because, you can work all day and find you've only painted in one window!

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Junoesque-S Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice to hear that :)
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beutiful as always :)
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dear and for adding it to your collection.
Most delighted.

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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
wow its so real! and shiny! :clap: Excellent. Beautiful reflections. (I say reflections in a fench accent) :giggle:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Danny
glad you like it.
I see your computer is working at the mo.
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Anytime. Love it.
Yes it is. Me myself is not working at the moment.
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:iconradina:
radina Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
..so beautiful:sun:
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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moltres93 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the detail of the patterns on the cup, and I also like the reflections of the windows. Keep up the great work!
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:iconfredasurgenor:
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks and I will keep up the good work!

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