‘Pretty, Inside and Out’ $240
12″x16″ unframed oil on extra-deep canvas
by Cheryl Peddie
This painting is available for sale for the month of Aug, 2013 at:
Euphoria Café, Calgary AB
5403 Crowchild Trail NW
New! I can also now accept credit card over the phone. And as always, cheques & cash.
Contact me directly at (403) 201-6532 or cheryl(at)emergecreative(dot)ca Thank you!
I will be donating 50% of this painting’s sale price to the Parkinson Alberta Society!
Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was look through my mom’s china teacup collection. It was the trend when mom and dad were married, to give individual teacups to the bride-to-be as a shower gift. And mom kept those teacups stashed at the back of the top shelf in the old china cabinet. I’ve collected a few teacups of my own, but few can really compare to mom’s. One in particular I remember was a shining, purple number, with scalloped sides, an ornate handle and pale ivory insides. I thought it was the most beautiful thing on earth.
My other favorites typically included those that had pretty patterns on the inside of the teacup. I always thought it was more fair that way. I always felt sad for the plain, spare insides. I feared they’d come to ‘feel’ lackluster and not as pretty, compared to their more splashily decorated ‘outsides’. So I always felt cheered to see the insides ‘treated’ just as special as the outsides. (Plus, it made drinking ones tea out of them particularly special. Each sip brought you closer and closer to having the lovely patterns unveiled!)
So the teacup on top of this little collection drew me in – both scallops, an ornate handle and a prettily decorate inside. Wow – I couldn’t not paint it. Pretty, both inside and out.
Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with me. All my best, Cheryl.
*Please note that as I create my paintings in oil, they require about 3-4 weeks to properly
dry and cure before I can safely deliver them. Thanks so much for your understanding!