Monday, February 07, 2011

"Sketchbook with Coffee on the Edge"

A friend suggested coffee mugs, so I've been messin' about with them for a while.

Of the approximately 7 or 8 I've done, 2 or 3 sold back when I had an active eBay Store, and since maybe only one of them do I find interesting.

That one is this one. I like the "graphic" look, totally accidental as it is was/is.

The black area began as a wall with a window and from that window flowed the light that created the shadow this side of the mug. When I blackened it in, because I didn't like the "look" of it, I pulled the black paint right over the edge of the table as I focused in on the shadow line; so there's the "big oops" with this one.

But I still like it so off it goes to the blog.

5x7 canvas panel, acrylics


  1. THis is very striking! Nice work. I'm enjoying your blog.

  2. Big oops turned into a big success!

  3. I didn't even notice 'The Problem' til I read that you thought there was one. I think through simplification the background, all the interest goes to the cup. Looks great!