Suspended Teacup No. 2

Today's painting for you:

"Suspended Teacup No. 2", Oil on Panel, 8x4 inches, 2011

Today's painting from the vault - from 2011 - is a real favorite of mine.  Around that time I got interested in surrounding the painting area with an arch of some kind - in this case a Moorish arch found in a Victorian treatise on Middle Eastern architecture.  

Sometimes when I look at my older paintings, I get the feeling that there's a thread I should pick up again in my current work, and this is definitely one of those times.

I hope you enjoy it!