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This is the vintage teacup that I began as my demo on patterned watercolours last Saturday with The Spotted Dog art group.

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As usual it’s a brightly coloured painting – a typical Claire Leggett painting! but maybe a little more so because it wasn’t an especially well lit room and I may have over compensated with my choice of orange hue!

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I’ll let you be the judge of that – I have spent a couple of hours finishing it off in my studio and am happy enough to say “ta daaah….”

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Another day… another macaroon and another gorgeous teacup.

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This one is a Wedgwood gift from last Christmas. The stripy fabric belongs to my old pyjama’s – what a mix of posh and pauper!

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I’m really enjoying these small square paintings (about 6″ x 6″) there’s something satisfying about square paintings – there must be an aesthetic/ mathematical theory about it somewhere.

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© Coffee Macaroon     Claire Leggett

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I have been working away in my own little greenhouse recently.

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I spotted these Primula’s at a good price in an independent garden centre and had already seen an image online which had sparked the idea for plants in teacups.

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It is such a joy to paint these bright, cheery spring flowers, not only are they relatively easy to paint but being surrounded by them all day is a lift to the spirits.

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There was the difficult choice of which cup for which flower – I looked like a deranged gardener having an Alice in Wonderland-esque tea party!

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I had to employ a unique ‘cup on cup on CD tower’ type arrangement to get the right view on it in order to paint it straight on. There were a few mis-haps but luckily Wedgwood bounces – ouch!

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Here’s a little pic of my painting nest – note hot water bottle (saves having the heating on) and cup of tea dangerously close to water jug (wrong brush, in wrong liquid).

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The finished piece is big (A1) cheery, bright and makes me smile. I hope you enjoy it too.

Primula Cups© Claire Leggett

Primula Cups
© Claire Leggett



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Made myself a comfy cushion recently by transferring a leaf pattern I’d designed onto a screen using #drawingfluid and #screenfiller @mac_birmingham - my Tues afternoon class: Print Pattern Make (swipe to see the process) 🍂🍁🍃 #screenprinting #screenprintinglife #screenprint #print #printmaking #designitprintit #textiledesign #textile #birminghamprintmaker #birminghamprint #birminghamworkshops #thingstodobirmingham #localprintmaker ##learnanewskill
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