A watercolour teacup

February 16, 2018 | 6 Comments

I don’t know what I was thinking to announce that I was back to blogging while my online Watercolour course was still running?!

Finishing up Lesson 4 and then choosing, reviewing, filming and editing for the final Review week has made the last 5 days a little hectic! But all the course content has been completed now, so I have time for a break and a cup of tea. Yay! This is a quick paint-only demo which I decided to add to the course at the minute. I couldn’t run a watercolour course without a teacup demo, could I?

In other news, I am honoured to be chosen to teach at this year’s Urban Sketchers Symposium in Porto, Portugal. Enrollment opens this weekend – more details here. I hope to see some/many of you in Porto!

I will share more about my workshop next week. It is called “It’s all about the details” and this a little radical in light of my constant emphasis of starting with volumes and big shapes rather than getting stuck in the details.


  • Susan says:

    Please give a course on painting teacups!

  • Marie-Catherine says:

    Yes!… I was quite surprised when I discovered the title of your Porto workshop… And now I am curious about it!
    Anyway, great SketchingNow watercolor course! Thank you so much Liz!

  • pbass wil says:

    You OWN teacups! They oughta be renamed lizcups, :^)

    Have you ever painted them from a different angle (say, low?), or maybe _after_ you’ve drunk the tea (for once it could actually still be hot, going down your gullet!) – just the dregs to paint. How ’bout a spoon in there?
    (Not to say I don’t love your classic approach!)

    • Liz Steel says:

      lizcups – I like it 😀
      I only sketch my teacups while I am drinking from them, so I am limited to the views for that. I did make a major change to the direction of the light a few years ago….

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