Monday, 12 March 2012

Illustration Friday: Yield


Thankyou for your comments, it really is lovely to see flowers again isn't it? I didn't realise how much I missed their colour until they started sprouting forth again!
With colourful blooms still on my mind, here's my picture for this week's Illustration Friday. 'Yield'.

**UPDATE**
This painting is now available as a print! CLICK HERE to see the details. :)


Why did I draw a teapot?

I'll explain why that was on my mind. The other day I bought a packet of loose tea by accident, thinking it was teabags. I have a few teapots on the shelf in my kitchen (There's something about them I love, maybe it's their shape, so round?) but they very rarely get to be used. I don't like to waste things so I've been making proper tea in a proper teapot just like I used to in the olden days. Being the only tea drinker in the house it does feel like a great big faff and life is too short and....
I think I'll go back to tea bags next time!





I love to see all the new growth, everything coming back to life again. The woods are still quite brown but here and there, the little buds are sitting quietly, waiting for their time! It won't be long now. :)

21 comments:

josh pincus is crying said...

beautiful illustration. great colors!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love the piece with the teapot. I make pots of tea and then put in fridge and have ice tea all the time.
What a gorgeous woods to go walking...ahhh those shadows the trees throw look great don´t they.
Have a good start to your week!

Cindy D. said...

So pretty! Great job in the fabric of the dress, and adorable tea pot and flowers. Nice job on the subtle wash of foliage in the background, too!

Bilja said...

Awwww, that is so pretty. I love it.

Btw, I just started following you. I really like your style, so I am looking forward to seeing more of your art.

rachel awes said...

i love her dress!
let's each wear such
a lovely + enjoy over tea! :)
love to you today xox

martinealison said...

Une superbe illustration qui pourrait s'apparenter à Demoiselle Printemps qui semble vouloir faire son apparition...
Gros bisous

Coreopsis said...

This is a lovely lovely illustration--slightly formal, but oh, so graceful. Beautiful!

noelle said...

She's lovely in her beautiful dress!

Victoria said...

oh my gosh...totally blissful..what a magical piece and so very beautiful!! you always charm my heart and soul with your beautiful art!!
HUgs
victoria

Ana said...

I love the dress and the details on her hair ♥
The stars coming out of the teapot makes it magical!

Tammie Lee said...

flowers? i have no flowers ;-) but we will, in a month or two...
that path is gorgeous and so inviting with that lovely light.

i have a few tea post too, different sizes... for different amounts of people or tea or or or.... lovely them.

your art is so sweet, i love how you did the water and her hand is lovely, a beautiful dress... sweet spring feeling to it ~

JessiVille said...

Hi Jess! Love this piece! I am just starting to really try watercolors. It's hard to exercise the restraint not to overdo them! I am planning on taking a live class this summer. My flowers are just starting to pop up too and we had two whole sunny days so I got caught up on the yard work a bit. I love getting into the garden!

Sophia said...

This is a great interpretation of IF. VERY nicely done. And I love all of the color and design in her dress. :)

illustration poetry said...

teapot of stars... so lovely!

laura kay said...

lovely!

rossichka said...

And the flowers will dream sweet dreams!...
Your imagination (and the tea!) bore such a tender painting! I like the dusk colours.:)
After visiting you, the Spring will come to us! She's sending already sunny signs...

Mother of twenty daughters said...

Your art is wonderful and your so right there is something so special about a teapot.

Bella said...

How could I not love this post; it has two of my favourite things, stars and tea-pots. Lovely. In fact, i am off to make a pot now.

Jennifer Vitale said...

First off, I love the print of here dress. Very beautiful colors. I enjoy all of the purple hues. I also love her eyes and the expression on her face, her cute teapot, and the lovely story. Well done!

Karen Sagovac said...

LOVE the teapot! I have a tea pot which I never use because its too much effort for one cup of tea. Your beautiful illo makes me want to have a tea party in the garden.... of course!

Sandra van Doorn said...

beautiful work.
and i am rather fond of that teapot actually; it looks like a magic one, you know? the one in which you can brew dreams too?
x sandra