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Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 17/30: "The First Cup"

Day 17/30: "The First Cup" 6"x8"- Aaaaahhhhh......nothing better than that first cup on a cold morning!  I really enjoyed painting that coffee mug the other day, so I thought I'd do another.  The spoon gives me an additional reflective surface to practice with, too.  Happy Friday & thanks for looking!!
"The First Cup"
Oil on Board
Coffee...wonderful coffee....helping to get me through the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!
The still life brought a few challenges.   I had the usual reflective surfaces (the mug and the silver spoon) to work with, but also an almost totally white group of objects.  My students always freak out when I mention an all white still life.  It can be daunting, but it is a wonderful way to learn to see color temperature.  It is really fascinating to me to see all the variations of white.  The more you look at the objects, the more variations you see.  Fun stuff!
Thanks for looking and Happy Friday!


Margaret S Milligan said...

Gorgeous! Love this one!

Barbara said...

Thanks, Margaret!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I really like this - it's a subtle, very strong piece.

Barbara said...

Thank you, Claire!

Jenny Dobbs Nelson said...

I don't even like to drink coffee and I love this painting! So realistic...I love the spoon!

Barbara said...

Thanks, Jenny! I have been trying to work on reflective items, especially silver and glass!