5 Amazing Teapot Paintings - Rivertea Blog
Carmen Rotaru | On 23, May 2013
Take a look at your favorite teapot. What does it say to you? Does it say “take a break and have a cup of tea”? Well for some contemporary artists teapots say more than that, truly becoming a source of inspiration not only for paintings depicting nature or people enjoying tea, but also for paintings depicting the teapot itself.
Discover the wonderful world of tea seen through the eyes of 5 contemporary artists and maybe you’ll feel so inspired as to try depicting your own small tea universe.
# 1 Teapot with Chopsticks by Carmen Beecher
Carmen Beecher is a contemporary American artist who discovered her passion for art and painting after retiring from her day-to-day job. She had worked as an illustrator, cartoonist, muralist, and is now focusing on oil paintings with a declared love for light, color and still nature. She sells most of her paintings on Etsy.com. You can find out more about Carmen and her artistic work by visiting her website.
“Teapot with Chopsticks” is an oil painting on panel, depicting a still nature scene and mostly focusing on the teapot vessel. The colors are warm inducing a sense of serene inner peace. What I like best about this particular painting is the way the painter suggested the connection between tea and the Asian cultures using those chopsticks as a symbol.
# 2 Teapot with Roses by Jill Brabant
Jill Brabant is a contemporary American artist born and raised in Endicott, New York. She has a bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology and won during her career several awards and scholarships. Presently she is a studio artist at Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her work was described as elegant, with classical qualities and soft brushwork. You can discover more about Jill and her artistic work on her website.
This painting depicts a teapot surrounded by roses, a still nature scene which takes your thoughts to the Victorian age, and elegant tea parties held in those times when everything seemed simpler and peaceful. This is an oil painting on maisonite featuring a soft touch and deep, warm colors.
# 3 Silver Teapot Handle by Jeffrey Hayes
Jeffrey Hayes is a contemporary American artist, having also studiedmusic, he considers himself an accomplished violinist, and still life painter. He is also passionate about technology and gadgets, having worked for ten years as a software engineer. He describes his creative moments when painting as the utmost quittance of essence, intimate, deep inner self understanding. Discover more about his art by browsing his website.
“Silver Teapot Handle” is an oil on panel painting, focusing, as the title also shows on the handle of the teapot and not on the vessel itself. The painting has a deeper meaning than just depicting a still life scene. I believe it is focusing on the handle rather than on the pot itself wanting to show how people have the tendency to forget about small, but important things in life. In the end, what would a teapot be without its handle?
# 4 The Blue Teapot by Clarence Major
Clarence Major is a complex, contemporary American artist, poet, novelist and painter. Major studied drawing and painting under the direction of painter Gus Nall (1919-1995), from 1952 to 1954. He also attended sketch and lecture in Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago. Many of his paintings have appeared on covers of his own books, among them Myself Painting and Waiting for Sweet Betty, two poetry collections.
“The Blue Teapot” is a vibrant, colorful acrylic on canvas painting, currently for sale. These vibrant colors, especially the blue and the green bring together the harmony of a quiet evening with the fervent optimism of youth.
# 5 Teapot and Onions by Gwen Voorhies
Gwen Voorhies is a multimedia artist and private art teacher. Her paintings are mostly soft colored depicting her love for people and still nature. She is also in love with music as her mother has raised her in the spirit of piano music which she says had a certain effect upon her moods. You can visit her blog for more details about her artistic background.
“Teapot and Onion” is an oil painting which depicts a still scene in a more gloomy way. Because of the earthly colors, it seems that the teapot itself is sad and crying. I also find interesting the combination of teapot and onions which I believe it to be original and inspiring, as onions are rarely models for a painting and much more rarely onions replace flowers in the decor.
Either a central piece or just background image, tea and teapots have always delighted not only the hearts of writers, but of painters also. What’s your own favorite contemporary painting or artist?
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