"Tea at the Pavillion" © Claire Leggett

I’ve finished the above as much as I can and want to although it’s not one of my personal faves – but that’s OK.  In the end I washed out the background by wetting and blotting the gouache off. I finished painting in the rest to give it balance and learnt to love the wonky teacup! I’m glad I tried out the background idea and will definitely keep working on that idea. It’s one of those paintings that has taught me a lot on the way, so it’s got a special place of kinds.