Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Forever Your's ~ A Commissioned Teacup Painting

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."  ~Tim Bodett

"Forever Your's" Watercolour Teacup Painting by Laura Leeder, 2016 SOLD 

This pretty and delicate teacup painting was done as a commission for a wedding gift for this summer past.  The client's only request was that I include a daisy in the teacup painting, as this is one of the brides favorite flowers.
White daisies symbolize innocence, purity, happiness, new beginnings and true love.  (An ideal flower to include in a wedding bouquet.)  The teacup pattern is inspired by one in a friend's collection and while it is not an exact match it is similar to the original including the pink ribbon.  When I inquired of the color of the bridesmaid dresses and learned that were pink, I knew I had chosen the perfect teacup!  
The ribbon woven through the flowers on the teacup symbolizes "bringing together" or "tying the knot" as in marriage.  The lace cloth was also chosen for it's circular  "daisy like" pattern.  Forever Your's is a celebration of happiness!
Said the other, little daisy, "I am very well content
To live simply in the meadow where the sun and rain are sent;
Where the bees all gather sweetness, and the dew falls on my head,
And the radiance of the moonlight is all around me shed.
"The grass and clover blossoms admire my beauty all day long,
As I listen to the music of a bird's delightful song..."
- Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Centre 64 Opening Reception Of Creative Play Paintings

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.  ~Henri Matisse

 *Photo of me (Laura Leeder) with Win Dinn, Mixed Media Artist And Creative Play Instructor. This photo was taken at our opening reception September 3, 2016.  We are standing in front of 4 of the 5 paintings that I included in this exhibition.    

The show continues to September 24th, 2016 at the Centre 64 Gallery in Kimberley, BC.     

Vintage Rose Kissed In Gold by Laura Leeder, 2016
Watercolour, Ink and Acrylic (Mixed Media)

Seed Pod's And Zinnias by Laura Leeder, 2016
Watercolour, Ink and Acrylic (Mixed Media)

Marsala Vintage Rose by Laura Leeder, 2016
Watercolour, Ink and Acrylic (Mixed Media)

First Blush by Laura Leeder, 2016
Alcohol Ink and Acrylic (Mixed Media)

Pearl's Of Affection by Laura Leeder, 2016
Watercolour, Ink and Acrylic (Mixed Media)

The show continues to September 24th, 2016 at the Centre 64 Gallery in Kimberley, BC.     
Visit Win Dinn's blog to see more works in this show and to learn more about her. 

Creatively Yours, 
Laura Leeder, Watercolour Artist

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