Drank the whole thing
November 12, 2009
“Finished with My Coffee”, © Jill Rosoff 2009, 5 1/5″ x 8 1/2″, $75.00
The empty cup stares back at me after I finish my morning coffee. >sigh!<
With this painting I had to decide whether to paint it with coffee in the cup. Up until this piece I had yet to do one of an empty cup, and I’d just finished my morning cup o’ joe, so I went with that moment, you know, when you long for just one more sip. Thinking about it I found that I was looking at the shadows falling in the empty bowl of the cup, especially as they added an unexpected swirl in the composition, a happy happenstance. The pastel colors of the coffee cup popped when I contrasted them with the yellow with red striping of the table cloth.