I spent another couple of hours on this today working mostly on the background. This photo is probably the closest I have got yet to the true colors. I am very happy with the progress I have made to date and I can finally see the end in sight.
I was very honored to be asked to co-author this book available for sale as of August 2014 online and in many fine book stores. The book features the work of several fine artists as well as myself giving instruction on how to paint still life in acrylics. The book is beautiful and very helpful to anyone wanting to learn how to paint landscapes, still life and animals in acrylic and is full of great advice and lovely pictures explaining how to step by step.