I started the composition with a pile of cookies. More than you see here. Don't laugh. How long would you last staring at them, smelling the chocolate, only inches from your mouth? I just happened to have a cup of tea ready so.... and now there are 3.
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk
oil on canvas panel
Self Critique Time:
I tried to be very disciplined on this one. I used a 3" housepainters brush for the background and painted it with only a few strokes. Then I tried to leave it alone. It wasn't easy, but I managed not to mess with it. I am pleased with how few brush strokes I actually used on this one.
Ah, one small step towards improvement. Now it's time to eat the props.
The painting with the (pitcher) has been sold. Thanks to a wonderful couple in Oregon. I am now free to make prop purchasing decisions on my own, and I can go on unsupervised visits to antique shops.