I almost always do an underpainting in Acrylic first: it dries faster, and I can get the overall image depicted, and the consecutive layers are in oil, the colour is so much richer, glossier, and I really just like the feel of it more.
I started collecting teacups years ago.
Each of them has a significance: Gifted by someone I love, something I picked up travelling around, or even inherited by someone who passed away.
It’s funny: I don’t drink tea from them. Although I do have romantic ideas about having a tea party someday. They maybe have become too sacred to use at this point.
It seems that I paint a little here and there with this painting… and once I get it to a point where I feel I am finished, I take a step back… or lay back, and see that I must change this one thing.. and then it’s two things, and then I have almost painted over the whole thing.
It will be finished eventually.