I did such a lousy job on the first painting (although the background drape was nicely done) for the class, I had to start over. Not sure this one is any better!
The composition bothers me and I should have taken more time with that. I will make the bowl of sugar darker and I see where the bottoms of everything look off - elipticals take more precision than I used on this one.
This one isn't finished. It needs more darks to bring out the shapes of the objects. (I may just cut out more of that bowl - don't like it.
I used Mineral Violet (Holbein) for the background (with a touch of cerulean), and pure Mineral Violet for the foreground.