Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Break - A Still Life Painting With Teacup and Crocus

Tea -"One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams."
         - Milton




“The lyric sound of laughter,
 fills all the April hills, with
the joy-song of the crocus
the mirth of daffodils.”  
       -Clinton Scollard








©Spring Break, Watercolor, Size: 8x10"
   Artist Laura Leeder

After a few hours spent clearing winters' debris from the flower beds.....what could be better than sitting down with a cup of tea, and awaiting springs symphony?!

Hence, the title of this teacup painting:  Spring Break

 This beautiful "emerald green" teacup was made by Royal Albert Bone China of England.
-The back stamp indicates this teacup pattern was produced sometime during the mid 1950's to 1970's.
-The shape of this teacup is know as "hampton" 
- Royal Albert stretches back over one hundred years to a small pottery business established by Thomas Wild in 1896, in Longton - one of the six towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, "The Potteries".
-Today both Royal Albert China and Royal Doulton China are owned by Wedgwood China, one of the oldest English Pottery Companys.....founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgewood, who was known as the "Father of English Potters".


Did You Know....
Tea breaks are a tradition that have been with us for approximately 200 years

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


Artfully Yours,
Laura Leeder,
Watercolor Artist, Creston, BC

1 comment:

Judy said...

Another great one!
I love the information you tell about each teacup!

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