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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