Tea with Cheri

Tea With Cheri, watercolor, 5" x 7"
Tea With Cheri, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

One of the recent lessons with my students was on how to paint fabric.  A checked or striped cloth often helps because the stripes help explain how the fabric is lying in folds and ripples.   The bright red creamer and sugar belong to one of my students, who thought it went well with the red checked cloth.

10 thoughts on “Tea with Cheri

  1. Thank-you for the explanation of the fabric, Ruth! I enjoyed this when I first saw it, but the explanation makes me appreciate it even more!

    • Cathy, the actual fabric is a bright red, much the same color as the red ceramic pieces, so part of the lesson was how to dull down that color so that it doesn’t steal the show, while keeping the creamer and sugar bright. There’s so much to learn in a simple still life!

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