Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tea and More Flowers



While at my daughter's, she gave me several 'tea' boxes filled with tea. These tiny, triangle boxes contain a stiff netting filled with herbs and tea leaves -- and are just beautiful! Each tea 'triangle' is topped with a wire and flower. She purchased these when visiting San Francisco --

I've also been studying the watercolor methods of Charles Reid -- probably one of the most 'loose' watercolorists I know of. Here is a bowl of clover and sweet peas (photo reference) done in his style. It's about as loose as I'd like to get without moving into abstract! LOL

10 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh I've beem seeing those litle tea triangles on TV -- really neat! I love your rendition of them. And also the Charles Reid -- one more step and you'll be joining me in abstract painting! LOL

Anonymous said...

Those tea triangles are neat! I love the sweet peas - it IS your loosest yet! Very effective to have the flowers in the back to be more loose than those in front--REALLY gives a sense of depth! Excellent background too! I agree with you -- this is as loose as I like to see, so Lin, YOU'VE ACCOMPLISHED YOUR GOAL :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Lin. Say what flavors of tea did she give you? Yum!

Teri C said...

I like your tea boxes (and have never heard of them) but those flowers are just beautiful, and loose :) like you always want.

Happy day to you.

Jana Bouc said...

These are beautiful! Often now when I visit and look at your paintings I'm seeing a similar elegant and delicate sensibility and style as Laura's, but with your own special point of view and touch, of course.

Anonymous said...

I *love* those sweet peas! I like that loose style.

I loved the spoons too. It was nice to see a collection and I loved what you wrote about them.

AnastasiaC said...

the top flower painting is wwonderful!
great shot of colour!

Alison said...

Beautiful sweet peas/clover - it interesting how difficult it can be to let go and do 'loose'

Anonymous said...

hmm, I've seen those little triangle tea boxes too, tres elegant! Nice job on the flowers.

Anonymous said...

I love Charles Reid's work! And I absolutely LOVE those flowers!!! They are gorgeous!!! Just beautiful and very impressive.
Take care.
MD