More progress with the dark backdrop - used a larger brush this time and it helped. I think for the sake of simplicity I may do all dark foreground and background like I did with the white, just to start figuring it out better. More experimenting and different things to come.
Played around with composition today focusing on colors and positioning. I always feel there's something interesting about cropping or cutting off an object - it can seem mysterious or show that there's more to the story than what you're seeing. $100 Purchase on Etsy - Click Here
It's amazing to think back to a year ago when I couldn't imagine that I'd ever enjoy painting still lifes or that I could even paint from life at all. One thing I do enjoy about still life painting is that I can find random objects, fruits and all kinds of things - bring them together and somehow the objects & colors work together like a symphony. $100 Purchase on Etsy - Click Here