Saturday 14 September 2013
Day 14 - Tea and Tinsel (supposedly!)
I thought that I'd try for a Christmas theme today. I had really enjoyed painting the teacup and bauble last year and I am always drawn towards painting shiny things, so I thought why not try some tinsel?
It proved way too ambitious for me as you can see from the results. At one point I was going to concede defeat, wipe the tinsel off and just finish off the cup, but I decided to persist. I actually thought briefly that I might have succeeded, but when I showed it to one of my daughters, she thought the tinsel was a bottlebrush flower. (Sigh!). For those Australians reading this I'm sure you'll agree it's a good likeness!
Oh well, I did my painting for the day at least and I'm happy with how the cup turned out - and I think I will know better now to stay away from tinsel. Also, I painted from life today rather than a photo and that is always satisfying in itself. Here is a photo of the set up.