All three mugs are identical, but the design wraps around so I photographed it in three sections. Hope there's no confusion!
This painting was an experiment on a "velour" style of pastel drawing paper. I wanted to get both the smooth transitions of light and dark in water, and the clarity of the reflections without really hard edges. Because the tuna are in fairly deep water, the ripple reflections are a little soft on the edges, and the velour helped to carry that.
The reproduction on the mugs is a little deeper and more vibrant than the original painting, but after seeing the proofs of these mugs I decided I liked it even though it wasn't accurate to the original painting.
If you would like a set of two mugs for $18.00 or three for $25.00, please convo me. I will fill your order if enough mugs are left.
The painting is also for sale here in my shop on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/53207515/blue-tuna-original-pastel . If you'd like the painting and the mugs, please let me know and I'll give you a deal on the entire set.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.