Sunday, 10 February 2013

Mmmmmm Mugs

I love still lives, I can't deny it, and I love old crockery.  I have also started collecting bright crockery for future additions to my paintings.  A few months ago I picked up a beautiful (well I think it's beautiful) bright red enamel small teapot. The sales lady was saying how handy it would be for that one or two cups of tea instead of the usual 5-6 cup teapot.  "Oh" I said, "I'm not going to use it. I'm going to paint it".  I'm sure she thought I was daft.  What do you think? (Opinions taken on the beautiful bit and the daft bit lol)

But, I'm getting side tracked, this week's letter is 'M'.  I just happen to have some bright yellow MUGS that I picked up from an op shop a little while ago so thought I would do something with them. I first thought of a small oil painting, then moved on to a lino print, then considered stencilling.  In the end I had so much fun manipulating them on the computer with Photoshop that I decided to present these images, starting with the original photo. 

Now I'm really spoilt for choice. I can see how Photoshop can be a really awesome tool for future lino prints or just to transform everyday items into groovy pop art prints. 


  1. They look awesome! It would be very Andy Warhol to have all of them lined up together on a wall.

  2. I'd love them on my wall, but I haven't got any more space :(