I did this little drawing first with color pencil to work out my composition. I decided later to put tea in the cup. It was pomegranate tea that I bought a few months ago. I didn't care for the flavor, so I figured I might as well use it for something.. turns out the deep red color of it looked really pretty under the light!
I took a short cut with this one, since the view I had chosen for my painting was not the view I could see from my easel, I took a picture of the set up from above and started my painting from the camera's picture. ( the drawing I did wasn't quite detailed enough to use) After I got the drawing down, I referred to the actual set up for the rest of the painting. I went back and forth a few times to get a better look as I painted.
I set the note card up, so I could see it better from where I sat.
so fun coloring in the card... I love Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings!