A little over a year ago I broke my ‘Foundations’ cup – Pretty Punch: Orange by T2. I was a bit devastated as not only did I love the cup, but it was highly significant as I bought it to celebrate the start of the Foundations course in 2014.
Recently whilst browsing the T2 website (a dangerous occupation I know!) I noticed a cup and saucer which was the same shape as Pretty Punch with similar colours. It was no longer available online but I managed to track down which store still had stock.
Just before the new year, I managed to get a replacement cup. This design is called Blushing Blends: Coral and although it is a very different pattern to Pretty Punch some of the colours are exactly the same.
The mismatched combination of these two designs actually makes drinking out of this cup more delightful! So I’m a happy girl!
As for this sketch – it’s somewhat out of character to do such a detailed sketch of the patterns, isn’t it? But even though I was painting with a finer brush I still didn’t want the end result to be too precise so I was trying to work wet-on-wet as much as I could. This worked well for the green saucer but for the orange one I had to keep my washes separate and add some white gel pen and coloured pencil. Just for the record, Pretty Punch is one of the hardest designs in my entire teacup collection
In other news… I decided that the Group Run-through of Foundations is such a big deal that I needed to make up a brand new palette for it. 🙂
Palette and Water container by Derivan – see here and here.
We have just started Lesson 1 (today) so it is not too late to join us. Find out more Foundations here.