It started with one painting. I didn't like it, something was off.
So I took a palette knife and covered it with paint.
I drew an image in pencil and started to paint it. I didn't like it, something was off.
I covered in with paint again.
The result was a nicely textured background. And the coffee cup? I was making my mid-morning espresso....
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown