I have given myself a little project to paint some of the (many) teacups that I have collected over the years. They have filled up a cupboard but never really worked hard for their purchase pennies. I have a theory that I can buy such things if I make good use of them in a still life and therefore they ‘pay’ their way and aren’t just an excuse to buy more. Well it is an excuse to buy more! But now I’ve set to painting them I can feel a little better about it.

I’ve nearly finished the pretty pink Pip Studio teacup – show you tomorrow.