Fearless Friday, Teacup Rose

Today I’m going to share a Teacup Rose painting

using colored pencils and watercolor

This is the inspiration photo I used

The flowers are the focal point and the teacup sort of fades

into the background

First a pencil sketch starting with the large rose

then I drew in the smaller flowers

Then the teacup with a few loose shapes

indicating the pattern on the china

This is when I got the idea to do the flowers with colored pencil

to make them grab the eye

and then the cup loosely with light watercolor washes

so it fades into the background like it does in the photo

I inked over the flowers, cup and saucer

then erased the pencil and removed the pattern on the china

since I just wanted to loosely suggest it with watercolor

You can download this here if you want to color it your own way

I started by coloring the lightest areas of the yellow rose,

using a pale yellow pencil,

then adding deeper and deeper yellows

Then the pink rose and the daisies

Then I did the last flower and leaves

For the teacup I started by adding very loose shapes

of pale pink watercolor

to indicate the pattern on the china

Then I added some green, with both a light and darker green

Then gray shadows and a gold rim around the saucer to finish

“Teacup Rose” 6″ x 9″ mixed media {ink, colored pencils,watercolor}

Have fun experimenting with different media combinations and

Be Fearless!

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What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

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Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

22 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Teacup Rose”
  1. Mary says:

    Love your pretty blooming teacup Jenna! Happy Friday. ♥

  2. Everything looks lovely in a pretty little teacup! Happy Friday Jenna!

  3. lghiggins says:

    I love beautiful teapots and cups–especially floral ones. Yours is so pretty!

  4. So pretty, Jenna!

  5. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Very cute! I love the pattern on the china 😀

  6. Nancy says:

    I love this so much!

  7. Kitty says:

    Awwww I love this, Jenna! I think I could do it! 💕 Thank you for the tutorial.

  8. Shelia says:

    Oh, teacups! I LOVE them so. I love tea and the attendant cups so much that I once proposed a tea for our church. At the time we knew a pastor’s wife who had a huge collection of cups she had gathered in their time spent in Europe–and a fitting ladies’ luncheon lecture to go with the cups. Our guys dressed up as waiters and served our tea. It was swell. You have done the word “teacup” proud with your lovely art–it is beautiful. Thanks, Jenna, for keeping us inspired. I may dust off my teapot and invite some girlfriends over. Georgia Gal

  9. pattyanneart says:

    Your teacup is so lovely, Jenna. 🌸💚

  10. Your teacup art is so very, very charming!

  11. Kim says:

    I love how this turned out Jenna! It’s neat how you used pencil crayon for the flowers and watercolor for the tea cup with just a suggestion of pattern. So pretty!

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