Friday, September 9, 2011

"Counting Sheep?"

"Counting Sheep?"
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.


  1. So cute, brings back memories of sippy cups and feet pajamas! Beautiful painting.

  2. Isn't that right, Donna!!! Such happy memories ... thanks for your lovely comment!