Friday, June 7, 2013

Tea Bowl with Lemon and Lavender


This little tea bowl is from The Bottle Shop, and it was so fun to paint! I am still experimenting with glazed textures. It is interesting to paint a tiny glimpse of our landscape in the highlight.


My country garden has suffered during our recent years of drought, but the lavender is in full bloom right now.  I love its sweet smell. Definitely, one of life's simple pleasures.

Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Azra said...

Another stunner Darla!! Great choice of composition and the glaze looks so real!!

LBart said...

Beautiful painting! That lemon is gorgeous.

Page Railsback said...

You are a stunner..such grace you bring to this world

Debbie Denstorff said...

Darla, I love the lavender and happy to see you got one of Jury's pieces. I ordered a piece as well but haven't received it yet. I love your setup. You are doing beautiful work. I just love it! I also liked you cup of tea. Wish we lived closer to share a cup. Miss you!

hmuxo said...

A beautiful still life, Darla. The glaze on the cup is perfect and I love the lemon!! Your lavender is so healthy..Every year we visit the lavender farm and you never forget the wonderful aroma...

Wendy Barrett said...

A beautiful painting Darla! The glaze is amazing - very Vermeerish! Love the lemon too!

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Very nice Darla, I love the lavender and the lemon! This painting is gorgeous!

Darla McDowell said...

You girls are all so good to me. Thank you for your very kind comments. You all are the BEST!

Debbie ~ I wish we did live close enough. I would love to share a pot of tea with you. :)

Linda Nickles said...

Darla, Your work keeps getting better and better. This one is really beautiful.

Darla McDowell said...

That's such a sweet thing to say, Linda. Thank you! I appreciate it. I keep trying. :)