Thursday, 5 August 2010

A Silver Teapot


Pen and coloured pencil


Everyday Matters 283 - Draw something shiny.

I had a bit of trouble finding something shiny to draw, I just don't go for shiny new things (although I wouldn't say no to a shiny sports car!).   Due to my love of old or vintage objects I seem to have been nominated the family keeper of heirlooms and so on.
This is an old silver plated teapot that belonged to my grandma and it actually wasn't very shiny until I cleaned it!
Nobody is really sure where the teapot came from (there is also a matching sugar bowl),  although we know that Grandma bought it back from France after her holidays.  We always presumed she picked it up in an antique shop.   A few years ago I traced back all our family ancestors and found out that one branch of the family went to live in France at the beginning of the century, so perhaps Grandma was in touch with the French relations?  The teapot could be from the French part of the family, but then again it might not be...it's still a nice story.

15 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Festive Cathy! I particularly like the interesting shapes you've found. Not easy and nicely done!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Gorgeous! Shiny is so hard to do and you did a wonderful shiny.

E*phi said...

Oh, wow, that's almost photorealistic! It's so difficult to draw shiny metal stuff - very well done, you're great with colored pencils!
Nice story indeed! The shiny teapot of mystery... :) Love it!

frayedattheedge said...

Another super drawing! I have a silver teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl which belonged to my grandparents (I think they may have been a silver wedding present) I 'borrowed' them from my parents years ago, as they were sadly neglected, but now they are polished and look lovely in a display cupboard with other little bits of silver that I have bought over the years.

Lucia B. said...

It's a wonderful drawing, the teapot looks incredibly real!

The Artist's Husband said...

Though you do not seek the shiny stuff, I have enjoyed finding that dirty, tarnished piece and restoring it to its natural beauty. You've done the same to this teapot and even more, captured it with your artistic hand. Good job :)

Dan Kent said...

Great subject - so unique - fun, happy, quirky. Love those purples and blues. It shines!

Alex said...

This one just jumped out of my screen and felt as if I could grab it. Great use of media as always!

travelingsuep said...

Another great drawing Cathy.

Paloma Chaffinch said...

Wow. Lovely - it looks so realistic and shiny's so difficult.

Sandra said...

Super drawing! It does look shiny!rumash

raena said...

Excellent 'shiny'!

alissa4102 said...

ooh- lovely and shiny ! and I really like the story that could be associated with it

rrARTz said...

what a pretty teapot and a fantastic drawing!

Sara Light Waller said...

Great job Cathy. :-)

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