My Russian great-grandmother used to drink tea out of a glass like this one and I like to eat biscotti with tea, so I thought that they would make a good combination. I tried to capture the varied textures of the velvet background, the shiny metal and glass and the flowers. The flowers were the hardest part due to the narrow range of color. There is a nice contrast between the impasto flowers and the smooth vase.
Oil on canvas 12" x 16"
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