Monday, July 23, 2012
Tea(pot) for Two #7
coloured pencil & putty eraser/30x20cm
A recent present from A of an exquisite glass teapot provided the object matter for this particular drawing, the most recent in the summer’s tea-themed series, & the challenge – historically & traditionally one of still life’s staples - in representing its delicate form as described by the fleeting play of light & reflection of subtle colours upon its surface & also, incidentally, that of the immediate environment of the wooden ‘arena’ upon which it is placed & within which it is observed & depicted.
The transparency of the glass pot also allows the depiction of some tea within, of course – ever an essential accompaniment to the drawing process.