Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tea story on the ancient tea horse road.....


I couldn't help but sketch this from an existing  picture....
they say in learning to sketch or draw, practice is a good mantra... :))

the scene is a group of villagers transporting tea through the mountains in China..



this is a 8 x 16 inches ink sketch and watercolor wash..


and since it's Tea Tuesday  hop over to Kimmie's and find other
tea enthusiasts and their wonderful tea stories....
while I get my cup of chinese white tea and do my share of blog hopping....

Happy Tuesday!!

steph




8 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad to see you! I missed you. I love white tea, and even have some from China. But I mainly love the sketch you have provided with tea this morning. It's amazing how this could be a modern image or an ancient one, but you have genuinely captured the idea of these hard working people bringing their tea to the world under harsh and extreme conditions. Impressive and wonderful. Love the chop, too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I left a comment, but I am not sure it was accepted by Blogger since the error stated the required field must not be blank. I'll check back later to see if it posted, and if not, I'll try to remember most of what I wrote.

~*~Patty S said...

Hello dear Steph and a Happy T day to you too!

What a fabulous drawing...your artwork is more and more amazing...thank you for sharing!
oxo

Gina Sismilich said...

Love the sketch and the color wash gives it sort of an aged look! Great work.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Happy tea. I cannot imagine the physical work of carrying these tea loads day in and out. Lovely work. xox

Jeff said...

Brings back many memories of the efforts to travel the route...fuelled by tea of course.
If you're ever in Yunnan, drop a line and visit the ancient tea forests of the south.

Jeff
http://www.tea-and-mountain-journals.com/

kimmie said...

What a sight that would be to see where our tea comes from and the people who make it possible! Blessings on their poor aching backs! Your sketch is like something one would find in a natural history book - beautifully documented and lovingly crafted.

So glad to see you again Steph! I know you have been very busy - in a good way :)

Betty said...

wow... very beautiful sketches!