Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tea Bag Challenge



Yesterday Laure Ferlita posted a painting of a tea bag on her blog. Some of the commenters including myself wondered if we could do a painting like that. Laure came back telling us to try it so I did. This is my result. This is the sort of thing you can do after taking a class of hers (warning: the classes are like potato chips, you can't stop at one!). We don't just learn to copy her lesson; we learn how to put what she teaches to paint anything. I know it's just a little teabag and a used one at that but it makes me so happy to be able to take up that challenge and come up with a reasonable painting of it! Thank you so much Laure!

13 comments:

  1. This is great and I love how you used the colors of the plate and background as complimentaries.... Very nice and by the way, I so appreciate all your comments... it is such a gift that you take the time to be so encouraging to others... E.

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  2. Awesome! Absolutely awesome! So glad you took me up on the challenge! You've created more than a "reasonable" painting. This is very well done!

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  3. Thanks for dropping by Elizabeth and I am glad you find my comments encouraging.

    Thanks Laure. I'm definitely trying to remember all that you teach to put it to use outside the classroom.

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  4. How cute! I really like the plate too. Now I think I should try to paint a tea bag too!

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  5. wow! very well done - yours and hers. I love tes.. I love the plate, so delicate. Great painting

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  6. it looks like a photograph! i am amazed!

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  7. Your teabag is darling! And I'm sitting here with a teabag in my cup for comparison... Yours is perfect! I went ahead and started an artists' group on Blogger! Come and see! http://littleartclub.blogspot.com/

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  8. Very nice! Lots of detail in the teabag and plate.

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  9. It turned out wonderfully! Well done.

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  10. Wow! Fantastic drawing! Love it :)

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  11. I think this is a great tea bag painting - the loose particles, the string, the shadow under the paper and the pattern on the plate - all marvelous! Now I want to do it.

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  12. This little tea bag actually looks great : ) ! Very realistic and the whole painting is lovely.
    Love the photo where the painting is beside the real thing, very cool.

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  13. Wow! Great tea bag! All the details are perfect: the string and staple, the texture of the tea leaves. Lovely!

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