I fell in love with this little mug in a thrift shop. It has orange undertones, and a shiny reflective glaze. I like how the little oranges reflect on the surface of the mug, and the blue background is reflected in the handle.
My new painting instructor told me she uses Naples Yellow to lighten paint, rather than white. I tried that with the oranges, and I liked the effect.
8" X 10" oil on canvas panel
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