6" x 6"
Acrylic on Masonite
I've been meaning to paint this little cup for a while now. It isn't actually an espresso cup by design, it belongs to my daughter's tea set.
When I was thinking about painting it, I thought that it would look more interesting with a beverage inside. A shot of espresso fit perfectly. The cup is quite rounded, I love how it gets nice thick highlights and shadows.
The crema (the orange-y coating that sticks to the side and surface) was the most fun to paint. In a former life I was a Starbucks Barista for a few years - having a chance to capture this in paint was very enjoyable. I like the slight stain on the rim and saucer - brings a touch of warmth to the cool white tones.
Looking at this painting makes me want to have another!