Tea Party
March 18, 2009, 10:04 am
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Tea Part, 6x12", oil on panel, by Jeffrey Smith

Tea Part, 6x12", oil on panel, by Jeffrey Smith

In an effort to push for some new ideas for still life, I decided to try an unusual perspective for this piece, and an unusual format. 

I set up this still life on my large studio table, and stood so I was looking down at the grouping. I love being able to see in side of the teacup, and seeing more of the pattern on the saucer.

Next, I selected a 6×12″ panel.  This is one of my handmade panels.  It proved to be a great shape to work on, giving some very interesting patterns between the objects.


The Tea Party
November 18, 2008, 9:38 pm
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The Tea Party, 11x14", oil on mounted linen panel

The Tea Party, 11x14", oil on stretched linen cavas

 This painting has been sold.

Today’s painting is a study done for a series of still lifes.  I always loved this little painting.  It was not one of the studies selected by my client for the project, so a larger painting was never created.  This painting is 11×14″ inches, and is painted on a stretched linen canvas.