I searched a long time to find a very nice tea cup and saucer to paint. I loved this one because it has a wonderful shape and delicate appearance. I remember my grandmother having a hutch with many different styles and kinds of thin white china cups just like this one.
I went shopping for things to paint and just kept finding cups to purchase. The thing is they were mostly all white. Honestly, I found all white with the greatest shapes and one black one which will make it into another painting in the future. I also really enjoyed working with a very limited palette.
I can not tell you how many times I painted this little painting. I wiped it out and did it again and again. I still don't think its what I had in mind but I have to live with it. I now know that I prefer working on cotton canvas as opposed to fine linen. I like the tooth of cotton canvas.