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Teacup Watercolor

December 5th, 2012 by

tea cup watercolor

Tea cup in watercolor by Leora Wenger, December 2012


I love the opportunity to paint. Finally, I had both a bit of time (I just put my work on hold for an hour) and some incentive (I wrote a post on guest post submissions, and I needed an illustration). I wanted an illustration that would resemble hospitality. At first I thought of a comfortable chair. Then a cozy teacup come to mind. It took less than an hour for me to produce my teacup watercolor.

Here is the story behind the tea cup. I’ve been cleaning out my father’s apartment. My daughter and I found a lovely tea cup; I assume it once belonged to my mother? I don’t remember it from childhood. It must have stayed in the china cabinet. We (my daughter and I) drink tea much more often than I did as a child (our favorite is green tea with mint – do you like tea? What kind?). So every so often my daughter says, can I please drink from a teacup? And sometimes I say yes.

Looks like one can say both tea cup or teacup. But there is no word ‘coffeecup.’ Besides, I drink coffee from a mug.

Below is the version I used on my guest post submissions rant – I do want to welcome people to my blog, either of my blogs, actually. But you will need to know how to spell teacup.

tea cup watercolor

15 Responses to Teacup Watercolor

  1. Hannah says:

    This is a beautiful and exquisite painting. Is there any sign under the cup or saucer that might indicate where the cup is from?

  2. Mrs. S. says:

    Lovely painting! And thanks for the spelling lesson! ;-)

  3. Laura says:

    Beautiful, and it really does say “welcome,” because there is something so cozy about being invited to have a warm cup of tea. I love most kinds of tea, but right now ginger lemon is my favorite.

  4. Jewaicious says:

    What a lovely water color, bringing warmth to my senses. I love tea, although I need my coffee in the morning, in a mug. :)

    I drink caffeine-free tea at night, one cup only (yes, I realize that it does contain a spot of caffeine). I like green tea with honey or with mint.

  5. Oh love the delicate watercolor and makes me think of my Grandmother and our tea parties with her cups and I have some of them…

    I went and looked at your guest submission post..I had to laugh about people thinking they are great writers..I know I’m not, but my husband is a wonderful editor and when I need to write anything other than my blog, I let him edit…Michelle

    • Leora says:

      Michelle, I’ve never seen you get basic grammar or spelling wrong. You write wonderful blog posts – one can tell how you capture our interest by the abundance of warm comments you get.

  6. This makes me think of my grandmother, as well. So glad to see you had the time (and inspiration) for a new watercolor!

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