Thursday, May 12, 2016

“Tea Cup Roses,” painted & sketched by Shirley Deane/Midyett

“Tea Cup Roses” (detail)
By Vic Midyett

We have a couple of rose bushes that produce delicate little roses. As buds they begin with a fresh, pastel pink, and as they mature and age they turn snow white, and don’t hold their shape real well. Reminds one of something else, huh?
    We have no idea what they are officially called, but Shirley says they are quite often painted on china tea cups. That is why I’m calling her painting of them last week “Tea Cup Roses.”

“Tea Cup Roses” (5"x7", in a matted 8"x10" frame)

    A few days after doing the painting, Shirley made two rough charcoal sketches:

Copyright © 2016 by Vic Midyett & Shirley Deane/Midyett


  1. When Shirley just wants to draw something for practice or desire, she uses a pencil or charcoal as opposed to getting out her paints and brushes.

  2. I enjoy your writings enormously, Kyle. You're so good at explaining everything. You're convert Morris someday I should think.

  3. Grandma, I think you may have commented on the wrong post. What do you hope Kyle will convert me to - eating cows?