I’ve been thinking about the next painting in my coffee series and decided to use today’s small painting as a time for working out some ideas. I’m glad this is just a practice painting. I learned where to put the reflections on the puddle of coffee to give the puddle some height, but I don’t like the shape of the puddle. I also need to work on the shape of the mug; the perspective is not right, especially in the oval forming the rim.
- “It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.” – Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog
- Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.
- My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.