Monday, May 7, 2012

Treasured Moment's-Orchid, Tea Painting Completed!


















©Treasured Moments, Watercolour, May 2012
   By Laura Leeder  - Sold

This painting is now complete!  Adding the whimsical ribbon was the missing detail that for me pulled it all together.  After considering several "titles" for this piece, I finally chose "Treasured Moments" and now the story for this painting is complete.

"Treasured Moments" was commissioned as a shower gift for a soon-to-be bride. Blue Orchids, happen to be her favorite flower.  Orchids symbolize wealth, love and beauty.  Blue Orchids in particular are rare and very expensive. So to receive a bouquet is indeed a "gift to be treasured".  The china teacup, could it be a gift from mom, a family heirloom, passed down to each new, young bride in the family?  Is it something borrowed or something blue?

Notice that the delicate blue ribbon on the teacup has a few knots?  It's a subtle reference to "tying the knot", "the circle of life".

"Like ribbons of time weaving their way through our lives, wishing you happiness today and everyday of you life".  ~Laura Leeder

Best of all, the client is happy with this commissioned painting, so my worry and anxiety, was worth it!

Happy Monday everyone!

Laura Leeder,

Watercolor Artist, Creston, BC

22 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

It is absolutely perfect! I love all the symbolism integrated into the painting.

Laura Leeder said...

Thanks Christiane, that was a challenge but fun!

Nora MacPhail said...

Well done, you must be very satisfied with your finished result! The shadow is lovely.
Happy Painting.

Rita Vaselli said...

Best wishes to this lucky bride! Your work is beautiful, kind, full of loving symbols!delightful watercolor!

Lostlemonade said...

You are right, that blue ribbon made the painting go from beautiful to inspiring! The story that goes with it, is just lovely!

Laura Leeder said...

Hi Nora, mostly I am relieved to be finished!

Laura Leeder said...

Thanks Rita, I appreciate your comments, all the best!

Laura Leeder said...

lostlemonade(now I'm sure there's a story behind that name!) Many thanks!

Jane said...

I can see that the ribbon really gave the whole work a lift, and I also noticed you darkened the tea a little, wonderful art work !

Laura Leeder said...

Hi Jane, thanks for your comments, yes, I not only darkened the tea, I raised the level!

Judy said...

It's beautiful, Laura! The blue ribbon is a wonderful addition and I like the symbolism of the knots! I love the shadows too!

Laura Leeder said...

As always Judy, I appreciate your comments! Thank You!

Karen said...

Your rendering of teacups are just beautiful.

renate said...

Hello Laura:) Just love it. Very delicate. The shadows are beuatiful. Great job!

Gabriella said...

how gently in your artwork, this cup of tea is wonderful.
Congratulations.

Janina B. said...

Hi Laura. Ich habe Dein Blog bewundert und bin wirklich von Deiner Kunst begeistert. Ein grosses Kompliment zu Deinem Aquarell.
GrĂ¼sse Dich
janina

Win Dinn said...

That is really stunning, Laura - congratulations on a fabulous finish to a delightful start!

Laura Leeder said...

Thank You Karen and Renate, I appreciate your kind words!

Laura Leeder said...

Gabriella and Janina, thank you!

Laura Leeder said...

Hi Win, thanks you! Your suggestions and the many others I recevied, were very helpful in fine tuning this painting.

Arianna said...

I found you thanks to Jane Moller of True Colors! Lovely this cup with flowers! Happy weekend, Arianna

Laura Leeder said...

Hi Arianna,thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

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