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Tea in the Mist

Tea service on boulders in a misty jungle.

17 total reviews 
Comment from Shadow catcher

This is a very lovely creation,love the images on the dinnerware that tie in with the corresponding images in your print.The colors are soft and lovely,reminds me of a retro travel poster,very eye catching and full of light,every time you look at this,you see something new.Very interesting artist's notes,you put a lot of effort into this,and it has paid off nicely! :) LeeAnn

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much for you very complimentary review Lee Anne, and the extra star! I thought I responded before, so if I am doing this twice it is simply due to a glitch in the system. You are so right that I put a lot of work into this -- nearly a year! Daphne Oberon
Comment from jgrace

This is a beautiful painting. The color scheme is so joyful and uplifting. I love the colors and patterns on your tea service. Placement of the items within the painting is perfect and well thought out. All the colors blend together nicely and have a nice combination of soft and bolder color. Love it!

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much for you very complimentary review, Grace, and the extra star! This is very much appreciated!! Daphne Oberon
Comment from Brendaartwork18

Your story is wonderful and so is your picture. I love the livelinesa and the colours and design on the service. It's sounds a very tricky process so well done. I am intrigued how you produce such as this digitally. I must try sometime. I am quite computer literate but never had the patience with photoshop . This picture art work I really admire it.

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much for you very complimentary review, Brenda, and the extra star! This is very much appreciated!! Daphne Oberon
Comment from mamamary

I have mixed emotions about this. I think the flower dropping down from the top of the picture is distracting. It's the first thing that caught my attention and I know that is not what you are going for. If it were me, I would remove the flower and the greenery behind the cup. leave the yellow flowers and bird. The center would look a bit bare. Your could add a bird flying in headed for the table. I'm not real fond of the lower right and left corner either. I'm sorry. I'm taring your picture apart. I mean it in a kind way and it is just my opinion.

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 Comment Written 09-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Yes I thought of naming it Tea in the Jungle as this would tend to justify the type of background, but felt like I had so many references to jungle in my titles. It can be a diverse, wild and tangled environment with many tings going on. The way you suggest would show of the tea service more and has other advantages as well I agree! Daphne Oberon
Comment from michiganmike

A beautiful image with a great color palette. The tropical setting is mirrored by the beautiful pattern on the tea service. A well composed painting with excellent detail.

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much for your positive review! Daphne Oberon
Comment from Trina

Great use of colour.
So much going on had to take my time having a good look.
Great composition.
Detail is great with each teacup, plate and teapot having fine detail.

 Comment Written 25-Nov-2018

reply by the author on 26-Nov-2018
    Thank you so much!! Daphne Oberon
Comment from Mr Jones

a very delightful production. is such a serene scene, with some very pretty cups, mugs and teapot. with this one you have successfully combined a tasty looking table (complete with banana) and the very best of nature in the background. it's such a dark, grey day in london (with light rain) but this one really lifts the spirits. you packed many great details in this beautiful picture and the colours look like from another past-time. Daphne, an artist on very top form!

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2018

reply by the author on 26-Nov-2018
    Thank you again for your six star rating! I sent you 3 different "role" photos by email with a tiny bit of background but no need to reply to those... also the Tea in the Mist file with a sending service looks like it went okay... as I said there, Shaun the Sheep is a TV series -- I bet your son would love that series -- just the best!(To my amazement, studies have shown sheep to not only be intelligent, but their reasoning is like humans -- more than monkeys I think I read -- the "sleeper anomaly" in the animal kingdom -- so much so that they are being used for medical experimentation for human drugs such as antidepressants -- I am totally against abusing animals this way......
reply by Mr Jones on 28-Nov-2018
    thanks soo much daphne, you have made some brilliant art. yes we are only just starting to understand the intelligence of other animals. they have just learnt, that a species of crow and the cockatoo are able to make tools. they are the only animals (apart from us) that can do so.
Comment from iPhone7

Great work here Daphne. Ido so like the Quetzal dinnerware. I sawmy first Quetzal in Costa Rica a few years ago. Actually saw a breeding pair coming and going from a nesting box. Beautiful birds!

I like this scene you have created Daphne. The soft pastel colors give such anicecalmingeffect. The red end of the banana stalk stands put and catches the eye. Great entry for the contest and I wish you well Daphne ~ Steve

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2018

reply by the author on 23-Nov-2018
    Thank you very much Steve! That red end on a stalk is actually a bromeliad -- stange species of plant! This is a quote from my memoir where I mention them...: When Uli and I neared the site of the old Program Room in which my father once delivered his talks, it intrigued me to notice that rare and complicated bromeliads that had taken root in the mulch. As though some aberrant logic had shaped them too, their twisted canes only sprouted leaves on the outside arc. The eccentric orange flower-cones that capped each cane opened and then retracted only one petal per day.
    Did you notice the mouse? I hesitated to add it but just couldn't resist! Have a great day! Daphne Oberon
Comment from Dick Lee Shia

A fantabulous tea set!
Visually pleasing still life with an Asian/Oriental theme.

You really like bananas, heliconia & other plants!

I like the banana hear bud looking like a decorative hanging dining lamp.

Harmonious pastel colors.

Compact filled up framing.
Busy but so united.

Subtle illumination.
Neat creation!
Impeccable presentation.

Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2018

reply by the author on 22-Nov-2018
    Yikes! I hit the wrong button on my mouse and all my replies disappeared! Well, unfortunately the second go around will be shorter. Thanks very much -- hope you are getting along okay? How are your eyes? I think my orange-topped flowers, of which I have two in this composition, are bromeliads... I like to include banana and other big leafy plants because the leaves are simple and not too detailed so they don't compete with other more detailed subject matter. My friend who was enthusiastic about your photos has been sick, but is getting better now. I will bring them up to her again soon... Take care, Daphne Oberon
reply by Dick Lee Shia on 23-Nov-2018
    I'm just okay here waiting for my doggie to deliver her litters 1st week of December...hopefully on my birthday!

    My eyes are still blurry...

    Good to hear your friend's convalescence...
    Totally get well soon...
Comment from MKFlood

Nice still creation. The forms are good. The depth is great. The details is good. The shading is good. The blend of the colors is great. The creation is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. Creative and good job overall

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2018

reply by the author on 22-Nov-2018
    Thanks very much Mike! I hope your projects are going smoothly. Now that I have my new computer set up I plan to bet back to my horse video graphics project... Be well, Daphne Oberon
reply by MKFlood on 23-Nov-2018
    Very cool..oh btw my name is Mark not Mike..wink
reply by the author on 23-Nov-2018
    Thank you Mark, I actually knew your name was Mark, just a slip I guess. Glad you pointed this out! My apologies!
reply by MKFlood on 24-Nov-2018
    Not offended..most folks always assume the M stands for a Mike... good thing I show my gender..they would have called me