So this was the start of the teacup painting:
After the first glaze I just hated it:
But then, adding the cranberry glaze on the bowl and the cream glaze on the cups perked it up:
The blue ellipse on the cup is wonky on the right, and somehow adding the blue to the table threw off the bottom of the right teacup. The line at the right edge of the cast shadow is accurate but now wrong, somehow. Cast shadows. Why are they so hard?
But you know what's easy? Highlights. The bowl needs cut-glass highlights, that'll be fun, and the cups need more color, especially in the shadows. And I have to wait days before I can do it because the glaze has to dry. Maddening.