Tuesday, April 27, 2010


"What", I said? I always knew this type of thing as a porringer, an ancient vessel to sip your gruel from. But Denise explained that hers and Larry's wedding gift, from a Scottish friend, is intended as a whiskey drinking cup. "A Friendship Cup". Sounds like a lot more fun than porridge!

Quaich; Friendship Cup 6x6

Made by Edwin Blyde & Co., it's a very shiny pewter. http://www.edwinblyde.co.uk/products.asp?Cat=quaich I borrowed it because I love painting reflections. Now this is not the way it is supposed to be with these little guys, but the painting took me all day, Monday!

Yesterday, I ran off to Calgary, solo. To buy Bill a birthday gift (it's tomorrow) and to lay in groceries for the coming weekend. All the kids will be here to feast and celebrate. And, of course, I had to snatch a visit with Denise, Avery and Larry!

Painting will likely be on hold for the rest of the week. I'll be baking and making ready. Plus, on Thursday, I'm at the library installing The Claresholm Art Club's annual art show. And, I haven't yet determined what my submissions are! I'd best tear myself away from the computer!

1 comment:

  1. Pidge, let me be the first to say how much I love this painting!!! Beautiful composition. Love, love, love the reflections in the bottom of it and great complimentary colour in the background. Gorgeous!