Here is the continued story of this painting. I loved painting the top of this teapot – it went like a dream and has a lovely pattern when viewed from the top.

Likewise with this sugar bowl from Pip studio. I layered the tones underneath first and then put the flat white pattern on top which isn’t strictly speaking the way to get the shadows correct, but it worked for me this time. And boy was that white pattern fiddley to do !

© Claire Leggett "Teatime"

And here is the finished article. It’s a bit of new stretch for me to use a different perspective and a slightly asymmetrical layout. Some paintings make you drag them into being, this one wanted to be born and met me halfway. She’s a special thing.