Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Constance Patterson - "Tea Cosy Town"

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Artist: Constance Patterson
Title: Tea Cosy Town
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 36"h x 48"w

"It was one of those experiences that are sort of like A-HA!! In this case we were staying in an authentic old inn, I think it was in Burton-on-the-Water. Strolling past yet more old houses that look like Masterpiece Theatre settings I was struck by the comfort that the scene brings to one. The houses are the perfect scale to view and don't intrude on the landscape. The town green gives one space to stand back and view them, and congregate to people watch, or even duck watch. The whole is really like a knitted tea cosy that perfectly fits the teapot. I still feel that I was in the center of a warm welcome." Constance Patterson

"Tea Cosy Town" is a painting that portrays a stylized landscape. There is a prominent winding road that curves through the center, leading the viewer's eyes through the composition. On either side of the road, there are various buildings with exaggerated forms and angles, giving them a somewhat whimsical character. The buildings feature a range of colors including creams, reds, and earthy tones, adding to the charming and rustic feel of the scene. The hills in the background have a gentle roll to them, and the overall color palette of the painting features muted greens, yellows, and browns. The brushwork exhibits a looseness that contributes to the painting's dynamic and lively quality.