Today has been hard work trying to corral this painting into fine form. I know many painters choose favourite objects to paint again and again. For me today has been a day of not wanting to paint certain objects again!! For example; I love this teacup but I always seem to struggle to translate its shape onto paper and it comes out wonky! And I adore the teapot and jug but that green is a killer to mix tones and tints for. Finally as it started to come together layer by layer, it was apparent to me that I’d been very ‘green’ painting the background wash in a green tone with green china in front. Doh! Maybe a glass of wine, an episode of Glee and a good night’s sleep will bring the fresh touch needed for tomorrow. Have a good evening too.

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