Tea by the Sea

From the perspective of a painter, still life work such as Tea by the Sea (original oil on canvas, 16 x 20) is a relaxing challenge, which is on oxymoron, I know.

Unlike a live model, items in a still life do not move, blink, or give tired, gentle sighs,, Providing that the cat doesn't get into the studio, the items stay where they belong. the challenge arises from the concordant array of textural diversity: reflections off of and through clear glass, light and shadow within textiles, the hard feel of ceramic wended with the soft outlines of its floral coating.

Tea by the Sea is a marriage of some of my favorite things: the coast and tea, and all the sense of companionship, joy, freedom, and contentment that those two things bring.

Tea by the Sea is available as an original oil painting through The Lawrence Gallery, and a limited edition print of varying sizes and prices, and a note card at Steve Henderson Fine Art.

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Steve Henderson focuses on Emotional Realism, a fusion of color, subject matter, perspective, and intensity that he has developed into a signature style. He shows and sells his work nationwide through galleries and exhibits, as well as through his licensing agencies, Art Licensing and OC Designer Source. He has been featured on Barry Chappell's Fine Art Showcase, Art & Coin TV; been accepted into prestigious shows such as Paint the Parks, Mystic Seaport's International Exhibition, the American Society of Marine Artists National Tour, and Best of America; and is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the Western Art Association.