When I began painting seriously, my favourite subject matter was a still life painting so I thought it would be nice to try it in watercolours. I selected my favourite mug which was a gift that my husband brought back from Germany, and decided to create a basically monochromatic piece. I love how the colours and the application of paint just seems to glow. I enjoy teaching introductory workshops with mugs as the subject as it is a comfortable image that is fairly easy to render, especially if you choose a straight-sided mug. I enjoyed creating this so much that I have a feeling more will be on the way.