"Ok," you ask, "why would a person paint a tea set brown?" Well, artists are weird, OK. I painted the rabbits first and it just seemed right to paint the "trim" brown. I always see tea sets in pink and blue, soft colors so I wanted to try something else. I like brown! This is a tea set with Texas cottontails and jackrabbits in bluebonnets. They tell me they think the brown is fabulous!
Do you ever feel really old? I stayed up late last night and today, I feel like I am carrying a heavy load like this old tortoise. What happened? I used to stay up all night painting with little side effect but now I have trouble seeing as well at night and trouble moving the next day! This is a 7x7 inch tray with a grumpy ol tortoise. (Maybe he is grumpy because I painted this a while back and didn't put his photo on the blog!
This is a 5 by 7 porcelain painting on a porcelain tile with a very alert jackrabbit looking and listening. One of the things I enjoy about painting is that I get to know the subject in ways that I never would. Did you know jackrabbits had such long eyelashes. Imagine looking at the world with your eyes on each side of your head? I think I have pretty big ears until I look at this guy!
Where I live there are is always a chorus of birds. Sometimes they are so loud they wake me up in the morning! One of my favorites is the black capped chickadee. This little bird hangs out with a little gang of birds who frequent my feeders. Along with the chickadees, there are titmice, and nuthatches. I don't know who is the boss of the gang! But they all move along together. This is on a little 4x6 porcelain tile.
There is a little glare on the left side of this photo. This cat doesn't look too comfy sleeping on pears to me but isn't it funny the places cats will sleep? When painting on porcelain, there is always the chance that the piece will crack while it is being fired in the kiln and that is just what happened. If you look closely you will notice a curved line going across the cat's back and over the pear and ending near the corner of her mouth. "Well, there is no use crying over spilled milk" as the cat would say!