Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tea time!

Here I have painted a tea cup and saucer in just black & white gesso. My plan is to add color tomorrow. This is not how I normally paint, but I thought I would give this black & white underpainting a try.
Would you like some lemon in your tea? Here's a song to go with our visit:


Underpainting: Celeste Bergin, Tea time, black & white gesso on 12 x 12 canvas panel

13 comments:

Dan Kent said...

Great just as it is, without color. I am interested to see how it turns out.

Linda Popple said...

You always have such great ideas. I can't wait to see this painting after you add color!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Mama Cass had such a great voice -- so rich and resonant. Thanks for sharing it. I'll take my tea with milk in your pretty cup and saucer.

Ian said...

Great,bravo.

rajasekharan said...

great ....very eager to see the finished one..

Roberto said...

Oh, thanks. Celeste, you are very kind. and you have a beautiful Spanish name. I'll wait for the color!

billspaintingmn said...

Is it black tea? Ha! What a cool post! I'm smiling!:)

Nicki said...

This looks like an interesting exercise. I'll be curious to see the end result once colour is added.

Robin said...

like everyone else, can't wait to see your finished painting.

hwfarber said...

Black & white, color, pen, pencil, tea--you do it all so well.

Machelle Blankenship said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out.
machelle

SamArtDog said...

Pretty cup. Coincidentally, I'm painting a dog (surprise) in black and white. Well, actually dioxazine purple and raw umber, but who's counting? When I can't stand the suspense anymore, I'm glazing color on it. So far, it has value. :0]

Plum Gallery News said...

That was a great cuppa and a wonderful song!!! Thanks for all you do.