Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Commissioned Teacup Painting and A New Year's Blessing

Happy New Year!
   Wishing you Beautiful moments, 
             Treasured memories,
                 And all the blessings a heart can know in 2014.












©Lady Of The Woods ~ Silver Birch, 
   Commissioned Watercolour Painting~SOLD
     By Laura Leeder, December 2013 

This painting was a commissioned piece that I worked on last month as a Christmas Gift from a husband to his wife.  This teacup is part of the full china set that belonged to his mother-in-law who recently passed away.  The set will be handed down to his daughter and the painting given to his wife in loving memory of her mother.  *This is one of the more challenging patterns that I have tried to replicate in a teacup painting, I hope I have given it justice.

This pattern was created by Aynsley China from England in the 1930's and discontinued in December of 2001.  Betula pendula or Silver Birch~ Was one of the first trees to regenerate itself  after the Ice Age.  Its branches and stems arch gracefully giving it an elegant appearance, hence the name Lady of the Woods.

Throughout England, Scotland and all of Europe there is much mythology surrounding the Silver Birch.  One of the many widely accepted symbols of Silver Birch is that of renewal and purification.  The Lady Of The Woods ~ Silver Birch, is also said to be the symbol of unconditional love.

*Coming Soon!  Lady Of The Woods-Silver Birch Ltd. Edition Prints and Notecards

Here's to 2014!  May it be Joyful, Colorful and Creative!
Laura Leeder, 
Watercolour Artist, Creston, BC

4 comments:

Judy said...

Such a lovely gift to remember a loved one! A difficult pattern to paint, I imagine, and beautifulle done!

Win Dinn said...

Lovely job done, Laura, of a beautiful pattern!

Debbie Nolan said...

Very beautiful Laura...such detail. I am sure it was a gift that will be cherished always. Hope you too have a lovely New Year.

Celia Blanco said...

Beautiful detail and lovely sentiment! Happy belated New Year Laura!

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