Ready For More Teacups? : Daily Art Practice



Couch Talk


Our remodel project is still in the works so I will wait to show you pictures of the completed areas, but here is a peek at our new flooring and bed linens. When looking at flooring, we originally gravitated towards a gray color but as you can see, we ended up with a whitewashed hard wood. I love how much lighter our room is now. Purging the color brown from our house has been the best decision!

And notice the heart…my husband left that for me one morning after he made the bed. He’s a keeper!


Tea Cup Class


Today, I am sharing the last lesson from my Tea Cup class. The last lesson, Paint Only, was full of demos, to which I painted a long.

The first demo was of three teacups. Liz worked on these all at the same time.



The second demo was difficult, as the subject had a very busy pattern.



This third demo was my favorite. I loved the blurred and lost edges of the sauce as well as the pattern, which was elegant and simple.



This demo featured a complex pattern.



And that was all the demos. For my own practice, I painted a layout featuring 4 of my teacups.



This is one teacup and saucer that I was excited to paint. I found this one a challenge because this is lusterware. Lusterware is a type of pottery or porcelain with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence. Painting the various colors and the highlights was difficult.



Well, that is it for my tea cup class! Next week I will share a comparison sketch from the start and finish of the class.


Tea Day



I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My Tea today is Gorgeous Geisha from T2. This tea is SO delicious and worth the price tag. Yes, it was a splurge, but I am glad I purchased it. On the website this tea is described as ” Smooth, sweet and so creamy! Vibrant sencha green tea combined with the luscious flavors of strawberries and cream is delicious hot or iced as a summer treat.”  After my post last week, I bought a few items from T2 and they arrived yesterday. I can’t wait to share the rest of my new tea and teacups in another post.

Happy Tea Day,


12 thoughts on “Ready For More Teacups? : Daily Art Practice”

  • Love the heart 🙂
    And yes to light floors!
    The pre-owners had a dark wooden ceiling and were 10 years unhappy with it.
    Ingo found styropor that looks like wood – 5 hours later problem solved! Cheap, too.

    To tea! They all came out great!
    Happy T-Day

  • I always enjoy your lusterware because there were several cups and plates in that style in my mother’s house, and when I was a child I thought they were wonderful. Your painting of it looks very successful.

    best, mae at

  • Your decision to go with a whitewashed hardwood floor was a brilliant choice! The room should look so much brighter now, and it’s incredible how a simple change can transform the whole ambiance. As for the teacup and saucer you painted, it looks absolutely stunning! I can imagine how challenging it must have been to work with lusterware and achieve those iridescent effects.
    Have a wonderful T day filled with more interesting discoveries and moments of joy!

  • I looked at that white flooring when we redid the spare bedroom for my art space., but I went with the brown because it was less money, and since it was an art space with a nice sunny window, it works. But I love the white and your floor looks great. And so do your teacups. Did you like just painting them? I hope it was a super T day Kate, and happy August too. hugs-Erika

  • I saw several teas there I wanted after reading your last T-day post, but the postage was too heavy for me. I went to Amazon and bought some fun teas though. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Your tea cup paintings are beautiful. I love everyone of them, but the one you like best is also my favorite – super cool. You have much patience – I can tell I would not do well in this class as I don’t have a lot of patience when painting….

    Love the heart hubby made and your floors are lovely!

    Happy T-day and hugz

  • I also like the white floor and bedding. Nice heart, BUT a man who makes the bed is a keeper in my book!!

    Your tea cups are amazing,. I especially like the lusterware painting. It appears you learned a lot and was well worth the money you spent on the course. I also like the sound of that tea,. I really MUST get my T2 out and use it soon. Thanks for sharing your paintings and your new bedroom sneak peek, as well as your tea with us for T this week, dear Kate.

  • Lovely flooring. Your hubby is certainly a keeper. Your teacups are amazing. Each time I see one I think that’s my favorite and then there’s another beautiful cup. Happy T Day

  • Oh, my goodness, all your paintings are beautiful. I didn’t care for the busiest one, though. (The 2nd one) Not your painting, just the busy design of the saucer. LOL Yes, your husband is definitely a keeper. Happy t day, Kate.

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