Thursday, 15 March 2012

Teapots, Prints and Drawing from Life

I see I'm not alone in thinking there's something special about teapots! I'm getting used to making tea with leaves in a teapot even if it is just for one, the ritual of making it is growing on me!

As I said in my last post, my Illustration Friday painting with the 'magical teapot' is now available as a print in my shop. :)

Here are two more of my newly  listed prints...
Another painting originally painted for Illustration Friday. I've renamed it 'Swirly Shower' and you can see the details here.

and this one......

Yes! Another Illustration Friday picture with a new name of 'Shawl of Leaves' that you can see more details about here.

Each are printed on good quality A4 Bristol paper and look as bright and clear as the original paintings. :)

I've also been very privileged to be included in some lovely Etsy treasuries. :) Thankyou so much to Irina! Her jewellery shop can be found here.

These are the Treasuries:

It's always such an honour to be chosen for an Etsy Treasury, thankyou! :))

I shall finish this post by showing you a quick sketch I did of some daffodils from my garden.
It's been ages since I've drawn from life and it's a scary thing to do when you feel you're out of practice isn't it? I used to go to a regular life class which kept my hand in but it's easy to let things slip when there's no 'class' to go to. 
Who knows? Maybe I'll do more now I've done this one? :)

But before I do, 
I need to boil that kettle!


rachel awes said...

+ your mug is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
+ how fun it is to see a
corner of your kitchen!
+ love the swirls on
your teapot!
+ i always love your paintings!
soooo much to love, jess!

Trish said...

Love your mug and of course all your paintings. I do have a thing about daffodils...your painting of them is beautiful.
Glad you have come to like the ritual of tea makes me enjoy the tea

Rachel said...

What a wonderfully colourful kitchen you had.

I love your new prints, especially swirly shower, it's beautiful.

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks very much Rachel - and you noticed my mug! :)

Thankyou Trish, yes I might even be converted.

Thankyou Rachel, I like lots of colour around me, makes jobs around the house that much nicer!

Tammie Lee said...

your kitchen is full of cuteness and charm, so fun to see.

congrats on all of the wonderful prints you are offering. as i looked at each one i felt the magic and beauty of you. so lovely.

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Tammie, I put those fairies hanging there under the shelf to cheer me up when I'm working in the kitchen, it makes it all less of a chore!
That's a lovely thing to say about me, thankyou.♥

Bella said...

It seems your kitchen is as colourful as your drawings. Seeing those daffodils I don't think your skills have slipped at all. I hope you have a great weekend.

Kim Mailhot said...

You have such beautiful color and shape in your life, Jessie ! How wonderful to be surrounded by art in the simplest of a favorite teapot !
Love the paintings as always. Your ladies and their world always make me smile.
Happy Weekend !

JessiVille said...

What a wonderful post! So much art and a peek at your teapot, mug and kitchen. Such fabulous color everywhere - delightful. Fell in love with your swirly girlie and ordered her! I have the perfect black frame...
Jessi :)

Ester GarcĂ­a said...

Nice colours everywhere! xx

bibbitybob said...

I love your daffs picture! I've just found your blog and thought I'd stop by and say hello :) x

Mari Jose Molina said...

Love your illustration!! its so sweet and beautiful, i like your style very much!! :)