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Still life with tea and biscuits - a digital image for self-printing

Still life with tea and biscuits - a digital image for self-printing

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Still life with tea and biscuits

  • a digital image for self-printing
  • I also have greetings cards of this painting

This painting is dedicated to any one who is no longer able to drink tea with someone dear.

I don't often paint still lives. But I had an idea, and so had to paint it out of my head.

I was looking at Vincent van Gogh's 1889 masterpiece Still life with Onions, thinking how lonely and sad it was. On the table is a letter from his brother Theo, a paperback novel, Vincent's pipe and tobacco pouch - a portrait of a man on his own, craving company, missing the closeness of friends and family.

Drinking tea with family and friends

I thought I'd bring his idea up to date and fill it with warmth, love, voices, sweet treats, refreshment, and today's primary means of communication.

Drinking tea with my family and friends is one of my favourite things. I love to share ideas, find out how people are doing, talk complete nonsense, moan about the weather, as well as tackle more serious stuff. I try to do it often. It's always full of love, laughter, crazy ideas, and often memories of those that used to drink tea with us but have since returned to stardust...

... people like my long-gone grandmothers, both of whom are represented in this painting and both of whom loved a cuppa. The yellow plate (Royal Worcester 'Rail and Chain' from the 1920s) belonged to my paternal grandmother, Nell. The tea cups and saucers belonged to my maternal grandmother, Nora. The Acapulco teapot from Villeroy and Boch has a hell of a story spanning early 1970s Leamington Spa with my mum, and 40 years later, poet Pablo Neruda in Santiago de Chile. It's a long story!

I hope you can see the love I have tried to express in this painting.

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