This was a painting I completed prior to my painting class at the StutzArtCenter in Indianapolis. I wanted to show how a still life subject would appear with a dark value for the background. The painting was completed in 1.5 hours starting with color notes painted in and observing the changes as each subject was added. The final work in the last 15 minutes was thicker paint with some color adjustment and liberal brush work. The class responded with finished paintings within the 3 hour period.