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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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