Thursday, May 24, 2012

Copper Teapot

What's the recipe for copper?

a stripe of white
a stripe of cad yellow
a stripe of ocher
a stripe of cad red
a stripe of umber
Then smooth all those edges with a soft brush.
It's kind of a mini-miracle to watch those stripes become metallic reflections.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
Those are a few of my favorite things.



  1. Hello Helen:) Wow THAT is shiny:) Thank you for sharing the recipe and your lovely poem:) Your painting is beautiful!

  2. You are so sweet, and thank you; however, please don't give me credit for the poem. It's just part of the lyrics from "My Favorite Things" from the movie The Sound of Music. I love that movie and that song!