oil on panel
5.5 x 6 inches
In deciding to paint something for Daily Paintworks "Paint Your Mug" Challenge, I realized it would be impossible for me to choose a favourite mug. I love vessels and part of the joy each morning is getting to pick a different one from the cupboard.
Perhaps that's why I love painting still life; observing light flowing over all these beautiful surfaces and round plump shapes make my fingers tingle to sculpt them in paint.
I painted this child's mug years ago in a painting called "The Black Sheep?". The mug belonged to my children and I've always thought it has such attitude, perhaps even naughty or non-conforming. I've recently become a grandmother for the first time and that could be the reason this little mug follows so closely on the heels of my teddy bear painting.
I assure you, this mug was a perfect angel while I painted it.