# 16 of 120 Paintings – Silver Coffee Pot

Silver Coffee Pot, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

This antique coffee pot is part of a silver coffee service that belonged to my husband’s grandmother.  She gave it to my husband and me after we were married, and we in turn have given it to our daughter.  While we were visiting my daughter and her family this past weekend, I took advantage of an hour when the granddaughters were sleeping, gave this one piece a quick polish and a “paint job.”


120 Paintings

“It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.”  –  Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog

Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.

My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.

6 thoughts on “# 16 of 120 Paintings – Silver Coffee Pot

  1. Hmmm… I haven’t thought about it a lot. Painting metal is tricky in that to make it look realistic, one has to paint the reflections accurately. That means focusing on many abstract shapes and values. It’s definitely a challenge! I put this piece by itself on a white table so that I wouldn’t have to deal with the reflections of other objects and I stayed far enough away so that I wasn’t part of the reflections. : -)

  2. It’s so beautiful. I love seeing your paintings, since they show me how you see things. Hey! Maybe you could paint that green/blue dress and then I’d finally be able to understand what color you see it as! 🙂 Love you – E

    • Ok, family! My husband and my daughter are commenting about a teal dress that I have. When studying color, I found out that when I think of blue, I am actually envisioning a blue-green. So I call my teal dress, “blue,” and my husband calls it, “green.”

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