This is one of my favourite teacups to paint. There is something satisfying about its shape and pattern to draw and paint. I started out by ghosting in all the shadows. I learnt the hard way once when I drew in all that pattern and then lost it by washing over the greys.

This time I drew the pencil on top. I love drawing on a painted surface. It has an extra yummy feel to it.

And then I filled in the blue pattern by layering shades of blue water-colour wash to get light and dark tones.

There were plenty of real cups of tea along the way too!

© Claire Leggett Blue Floral Teacup