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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Roses in an Antique Teapot painted in the Zorn Palette

Madcap me has reached an age where things come by more than once! Fashions, oh yes! And young people listen to songs from "our" era! And now, having painted flowers in oils 35 years ago, I suddenly saw these incredible roses and had to start painting them again! I will show an old painting of mine at the end of this post!

Here is my latest work (sold on Facebook). I tried the colour palette used by Anders Zorn and which also gets a friendly nod from Richard Schmid and is demonstrated and explained by Westerberg Fine Art. The colours are Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red and Ivory Black with the addition of White. All went well with my still life and even the grey I made with the two neutral colours appeared like the  blue of the teapot. The most difficult part was to paint foliage. I used a reddish brown made with the red, yellow ochre and black to shade yellow ochre leaves.

Roses in an Antique Teapot by South African Artist Marie Theron
500mm x 400mm Oil on Canvas

I promised to show a painting I did in 1989, half a lifetime ago. This was painted when I lived in Durban and had lots of hibiscus in my garden.


  1. Hello Marie!
    Congratulations on your sale. It's always a wonderful feeling when someone likes your work well enough to take it home!!

    Great job.

    1. Thank you, Marian, yes that is something that makes us go on and on!

  2. Nice to see your work - I've been away a lifetime!

    1. Thank you, Liz, your work is so good and I see you are building a super reputation for yourself and your art!

  3. Your flower paintings are exquisite. Happy Holidays Marie!


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