I enjoy seeing the challenges on the Daily Paintworks blog but the challenge that will be posted on Saturday, March 19th, is special. Check out The Help Japan Challenge. Many thanks to the artists at the Daily Paintworks blog for the challenges but especially for this one.
Many thanks to all of you that posted on the poll and your comments.
I'm still looking at still life arrangements and still life photos. I like the white on white with just the touches of color in this photo. What I don't like is the center position of the milk glass cup used as a brush holder.
L. W. Roth commented with a suggestion to add a dark value positioned about 2:00 o'clock to offset the centered cup. Thanks L.W. for the suggestion.
I put the photo in Photoshop and added more drapery on the viewer's left. What bothered after adding the drapery is that all the weight appeared to be on the right side. The weight needed to be distributed to create more balance so an attempt to paint in a tube of paint was done. By adding the tube of paint it created a more circular movement with the heavy weight of all the items on the right balanced by the small tube of paint to the left. Is it a workable arrangement? I'll set up the arrangement again and move objects around to see what looks right to me.