Painstakingly slow, but progress is being made on this piece. The background is mostly done. I think that once the foreground is done, I'll spray it all with fixative and do a final wash over some parts to further tint sky and mountains. I wanted to keep the spray minimal over the foreground elements, because I've found it makes doing fine details harder, since the paint beads and sits on top of the more heavily sprayed areas.
Oh and yes, there's my -actual- teacup over there on the far left. I've pointed this out before, but since someone mentioned my paint-water-bowl-cup again last time, yes, there they are. Somehow I've landed on the exact same size and shape for both. But you know, I don't think I've quaffed from my paint-water cup in years now. What I'm usually more in danger of, is swirling my brush around in my tea instead, then uttering a few choice words that I have to cover Claireling's ears for (especially these days...she's turned into a little myna bird), and stomping to the kitchen to clean it out and refill.