this is 11 x 14 oil on paper .. Alla Prima ..
... actually this is the 3rd attempt and I may go more
I'm sure it can be improved upon so if you have it, I'm watching and reading ...
below are the three pieces ..
Concerning the first version ( larger image): To me, the light is convincingly coming from the right and seems to be natural sunlight from a window. The wall? behind seems to be very close to the edge of the table. Perhaps smaller strokes on there would help it to recede, or if that is not intended, then some relected light from the table indicating the table is next to the wall.
I would show part of a window on the right with the high value color from outside. This would break up the large violet area giving the eye another place to go around.
Thank you Vivien
Thank you Donna .. yes, 4 and 5
Thank you Shane. Yes, could be darker.
Thanks Jo .. yes .. a light box in a dark room with the flap blocking most light
Thanks Moscatel .. yes mostly knife