Thursday, March 3, 2011

On The Easel - Teacup Painting, "Miss Phoenix"

"Tea ... is one of those rare treasures, enjoyed throughout the world, that actually benefits one's health."    -Kit Chow, All the Tea in China

©Miss Phoenix, Watercolor, 5"x7"

   Laura Leeder, February 2011

This teacup is described as a 1930s French style cup and saucer.  The burnt orange and yellow flowers are hand painted.

This teacup was made by "Phoenix China" ,  TF & S Ltd., England
T.F. & S stands for Thomas Forester & Sons)

In chinese mythology the "Phoenix" is the symbol of high virtue and grace, of power and prosperity. It represents the union of yin and yang. 

Did You Know.....
   -Withering, firing, oxidation, grading/sorting and packing are the four steps in manufacturing tea.

*To see more in this series of paintings, click on the page at the top of the blog -"Teacup Series". All PAINTINGS will be available for purchase later this spring.

*Attend the Creston Museum's Old Fashioned Tea, this summer, and you could be the winner of one of my "Teacup" paintings.

The sun has just come out...a perfect opportunity to set up my table outside and photograph more "teacup" still life's.

Enjoy your day,
Laura Leeder  

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