Back in February we wrote a blog post about how to create a still life (here). My neighbor is also my art teacher. One afternoon she came over, and we spent some time using my items to create different vignettes, and I photographed them. Then, I narrowed it down to my two favorites and asked our readers to decide which one I should paint.
You chose this one.
And I painted it with a little influence from Matisse.
You can see that I removed the sugar packets and added tea to the cup. This was the first painting that I did loosely, and it was fun to not have to be as exact and precise as I tried to be before. If you would like to see a few of my other paintings, you can go here, here, and here.