I found this little one-cup Brown Betty teapot in a thrift store on Clark street. Forever I was wondering how do artists come up with all these interesting or old objects for their still lives… Do they have hundred year old attics full of dusty finds? The answer is – thrift stores! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, quite literally.
These days, when we take our walks in the neighborhood, my saintly husband takes his iPod or a book with him and waits patiently on a sidewalk while I hunt for my still life objects. I then emerge – dusty, sweaty and triumphant – with another $2 trophy. This Brown Betty served well as an art model and also is doing a great job brewing my morning tea.
6″ x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) oil on gessobord panel. To buy this painting click here.