This was an interesting to work on. It is a high key painting and that presented its own kind of problem. I really wanted the saltines to stand out and so I needed to work the values. The smoked oysters were really fun to paint. I have been wanting to paint them for months. I am trying to decided whether or not I should include the roses that were on the paper the plate was sitting on. I hope that I didn't make it too cutesy......what do you think?