Wednesday, March 21, 2007

daily painting practice - still life study coffee break

painting on the pre-toned board allows me to jump right into darks and lights. The mid-tone is already there.
This is a very mono-tone painting. The key I think is leaving plenty of warm transparent shadows.
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Coffee Break
oil on masonite

Every time I go to the thrift store they have hundreds of coffee cups. I finally broke down and paid $1.28 for these three. I have wanted to do a coffee cup still life for a long time. Of course being a tea drinker I know I am committing blasphemy with the title.


Louis Boileau said...


Cheryl said...

WOW! You turned those thrift store throw-aways into three beauties! I love this...makes me want to go have a cup of coffee right now!