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Monday, January 10, 2011

#16 Rooster and Roses Cookie Jar- Sheryl Hawkins


This watercolor is one that I have been wanting to paint for a long time and just kept forgetting, and painting other things. This cookie jar was a wedding gift of my mom's and was on our counter in the kitchen while we were growing up. I don't know what it is about the cookie jar that I like so much- maybe the colorful design, or the childhood memories. It was part of a set of dishes produced in the mid 1950's called Rooster and Roses. I had a great time painting it, and when I finished the cookie jar itself- I was stuck on what to do next with the white background. I ended up using a dark background like I often do in my still life paintings- they really help set off the main subject, especially when it is light in color.

watercolor on arches cold pressed paper

3 comments:

Kelly said...

...wow! You really captured the shine of porcelain or ceramic. I love the design--it's so happy and so 50s! I bet it's the memories that make you love it so...

Elva Paulson said...

You did an excellent job of capturing the character of the painting style on the cookie jar. It's a challenge to get inside the head of another artist. Well done.

Teri C said...

This is gorgeous!!! The colors are so bright and clear. When I first looked at this I had to look again because I have a rooster tea pot that is so similar. I got it from someone who was going to throw it out and I liked it so it lives at my house. Now I know it must be from that same era.