This was an interesting process to this little 6x6 painting. As I try to set up simple still lifes I try to make it pleasing to my eye but then I also need to remember a few of the rules of composition--namely the rule of thirds. I think that this one didn't quite fall into the correct area for the rule of thirds. I will surely paint this darling Fiesta Ware cup and saucer again and try to slip it into a more successful still life.
I saw an excellent "Artbyte" by Patty Mollica that is very helpful. I highly recommend the Artbytes which are extremely helpful tutorials from wonderful painters in the Daily PaintWorks site.