So, it’s snowing and sleeting like crazy in Boston again. Knowing I would be in the house today I decided to take a field trip around the first floor looking for items to paint. I spotted my mother’s little teacup . The blue color attracted me. It says Copeland, England on the bottom. The glass candies in the painting are “bits and pieces” that I picked up on a trip to Venice years ago and the bud vase was a holiday teacher gift from a former student.
I like painting items to which I have an emotional attachment.
I have done two things lately to find mistakes in my work. I turn the painting upside down and/or I take a photo with my phone and then send it to my computer. It’s amazing how quickly I can spot mistakes that my brain had otherwise accepted as correct.
Oh well, nothing is perfect, but I thought I would share this anyway.