The plums really stand out against this old piece of pottery.
The thing that is giving me the most trouble is how much detail to show in the pottery. Too much and it comes forward and takes away from the plums.
I thought I had it at this point but there were a number of things that bothered me. The foreground for example... don't like it.... take it out!
original by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board
I also put a layer of background color on a ran it into the shadow side of the pottery. Then went back in to bring out some texture. It has a real southwest feel to it. Don't you think?