The scene doesn't look like much but I spent a whole week trying to capture it in oils. As I mentioned before I went to an still life workshop for a week. The workshop was part of the Draw In festival. Matt Weigle was the instructor for the course and it was a great experience. Julie Douglas the organiser has a write up on the week on her blog.
First day was a set up and drawing day. Shadow boxes were already set up by Matt and Julie and arranged so they each had a single light source. Had to choose some props and arrange them. Have to say I took Matts advice and kept it simple so I could focus on technique. Kept it dark and moody. Drawing was pencil on paper. Out of practice on that so I drew the set up three times. Also marked in the terminator lines (change from light to shadow).