blue teapot painting

blue teapot

‘Tetley Tea Time’
5″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed

$100 plus $8 for shipping and handling included in the US. Please email me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.


Every day, 2 times a day, at the exact same time each day, my parents have tea time. It’s an old Dutch tradition which has remained theirs as long as I can remember.

The tea is always in a teapot under the flame of a tea light.

I haven’t appreciated it lately until after I finished this painting. There’s something nostalgic about it in our technologically driven culture.


The original paintings hues are slightly different. My scanner doesn’t like to give me the cerulean hues I always want. But it’s very close.



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  • AutumnLeaves November 12, 2009 at 11:38 am

    While evoked by memories of your parents’ tea time, what you say about the comfort of traditions in this technological era in which we live is so very true. I often find myself longing for simpler times, earlier eras. At any rate, you’ve captured the shine on this pot so very beautifully, Ria. Just a simple subject done so very well…I think knowing your thoughts have made me appreciate this piece even more and now I have the same thoughts!


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