The subject for a project, due to be posted tomorrow at Painting Friends, was bell, book and candle. I set this up on a table and took several photos of the setup from different angles, so this subject may show up in another painting. Below is a grayscale to get an indication of the values. My favorite part of the painting is the candle.
300lb. Arches watercolor paper
cropped to 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" image size.
Below you can see what was cropped from the top of the painting. The reason I cropped is because I felt the background was competing with the focal area and felt a close crop would do the subject more justice. I love the way watercolor mixes on the paper.