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Grandma's Best, 6x6

"Grandma's Best" 6x6" Oil

When I was a newlywed, I inherited a few of my Grandma's (RIP) collection of teacups. At the time I thought they were cute, useless little things and then proceeded to put them up in the cabinet to keep for another day. As I have matured over the years I have come to appreciate them a whole lot more. I think of them a lot like collecting fine art. I wonder what each teacup and saucer's 'story' is and how my Grandma acquired each one. Were they gifts from special friends or collected from her many road trips with Grandpa after the harvest? (they were farmers in Oregon) As I continue to explore oil painting to enhance my pastel work, painting small studies keeps things simple for this dual medium artist. They are small enough for a short session at Studio 30, big enough to call it "work". I wish my Grandma could see this piece as I'm sure she would be happy to see her collection appreciated ever so much. It is my way of telling her "I love you".

2 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

I agree with everything you wrote. Things like teacups from someone you love mean more with the passing of time...and I am sure your Grandmom would love this. I especially like the iridescence. Bravo!

B Boylan said...

Thanks so much Celeste. I really love this piece and may never part with it for sentimental reasons. I am delighted you can see the iridescence (hard to capture).