Colour and Surface Study: Cold Brew at Cafe 1880

Guzzling cold brew at Cafe 1880 and continuing my practise with value and colour this afternoon. Also trying to pay attention to different surfaces. Transparancy is tough to depict without getting lost in details!! Also trying to keep my strokes more loose and broad to achieve that ‘painterly’ look.

Such a long way to go but I can’t stress how helpful it’s been to bear values in mind while painting.If I were to paint over this, I would work to maintain more transparency over the right side of the cup. I painted the ‘reflection’ too solid. I would also fix the weird perspective thing going on with the table and maybe soften up the edges to shift focus onto the cup. on Instagram