This is a painting that I did last spring for my class at Cosumnes River College. My homework was to do a "still life", so before I started paint, I set up everything nicely on the table. I liked my arrangement because it looks like I am reading a book by candle-light while drinking coffee. I had a light shine on the arrangement from the left, and then I added the shadows on the table, cup, book and bowl. When you look at the real painting, the apple looks like a real apple. I am very happy that I was able to paint it that way.
I did the best I could to create this picture. I hope you enjoy it.