I had only painted landscapes before, primarily with the pallet knife, so this was my first attempt at a still life. I picked up a random photo from the internet, made a basic drawing and started to paint. This is what I wanted to paint:
And this is the final result:
To say it fell short of my expectations would be an understatement...
I got disillusioned with it the minute I started to pain the cup, so I rushed to finish very quickly and didn't bother with the rest of the details.
Disregarding the drawing part of it, it's obvious my main problem lies within my colour mixing. I couldn't get the off-white of the cup right, neither the shadows or the coffee. It seemed like my grey was always in the blue hue, and I used a black straight from the tube.
Are there any tips, besides practice, that anyone can give me regarding this sordid mess I made on this little canvas?