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Monday, March 25th, 2013
After I drew Second Breakfast and sold the original, I was very sad for the empty spot on my wheat-yellow wall he had once occupied. So, I drew a Bilbo of my very own! He’s having a lovely tea at home in his dressing gown. Bilbo’s very glad to be back in the Shire where a hobbit can get six proper meals a day and enjoy a proper cuppa in comfort.
I’m considering making prints or blank cards, I haven’t decided yet, but his original art is staying here with me.
Tea at Bag End, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper, nfs (in the collection of the artist).
Above, you can see Reaching Out and Tea at Bag End in their permanent homes, and Skull Paper (which will post later this week) hanging out with them so I can enjoy it while I still have it.
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Cuter than a teacup pig, wee Harry Potter is just hanging out in his commemorative Quidditch World Cup teacup. For all that they have magic, there’s a shocking lack of tiny Potter characters running around being adorable. Shocking.
Teacup Potter, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic markers on paper.
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
After the week I’ve had, I could use a good cuppa. Shall I pour you one, too?
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
This little sketch christened my new pocket sketchbook! I drink my tea super cream-and-sugary (mmm half’n'half), so the white at the bottom is actually my drink. I didn’t let myself spend too long fussing over perspective or shading, so it’s got a funky slant I quite enjoy.
Have a cup on me this Sunday — what’s your favorite sort?
Monday, December 26th, 2011
I painted this image with prints in mind, and then Photoshop and I had irreconcilable differences about the color. I managed to get a decent one made for a certain Christmas present, but I swear I wasn’t speaking to my Adobe products for a few days afterward.
Apparently one culprit is the bright teal paint I used for the cup, which is a color my scanner seems to hate, not to mention the issues it has with pale colors of any sort, such as the shadow under the spoon that’s been rendered invisible.
Regardless, I really liked how the original came out, a peaceful cup of tea brewing, just waiting to brighten up someone’s day.
Cuppa Watercolor, 6″x6″ watercolor on paper, $323 with free shipping.
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
This is one of the last of my tea experiments from a few months ago. I had the piece sitting around for weeks and weeks not really being anything, until one day I was in a crosshatching mood and suddenly I saw it as a mud puddle just needing a grassy lawn all around it. The puddle itself was made of strong black tea, and the spots of texture were big crystals of salt, some of which had a bit of watercolor left on them to add a touch of color to the tea.
Mud Puddle, 5″x5″ mixed media on paper, $444, framed, with free shipping.
I spent a couple of hours putting in the green pen-and-ink grass around the tea puddle, and I took photos with my iPhone as it progressed (though I forgot to take a before shot, oops).
When I’m working on a piece like this, I often spin it this way and that while I’m working to get a better angle for whatever I’m doing. Then, if it’s an abstract piece, I look at it in all four directions before I decide on which way is really up and sign it.
There’s a bit of subtle sparkle in the area where some of the salt sat, but the chunks remained mostly intact instead of dissolving into the tea, so there’s no crystal formations beyond the tiny ones you can see above.
The frame I’ve got it in is a little lighter than it shows in the photo, though I’m considering one even a shade lighter to go better with the delicate tea-dyed puddle.
Tags: crosshatching, for sale, pen and ink, salt, tea, watercolor
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
I’m saving the Weeble this week for Friday, so instead you get a windy Wednesday. This piece uses tea, salt, watercolor, and pen and ink to create a whirlwind of color and shapes that reminded me of leaves tumbling around and around in a little eddy of breeze. I added in the rust-red Japanese maple leaves to add color and strengthen that impression.
Autumn Winds, 7″x5″ mixed media on paper, $299, framed, with free shipping.
Here you can see a close-up of the spot where leaf and salt pool collide; I used my brown pen and very little color leeched out into the salt, making the pools a subtle addition of texture and sparkle rather than a focal color point.
This piece looks great in its brown wooden frame, the colors really go well together. It will arrive at your door framed and in upcycled gift wrap, safely packaged for transit.
Tags: brown, for sale, leaves, orange, pen and ink, salt, tea, watercolor
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