Here is a still life from a former life...well not exactly, but sometimes it feels like that when you think your art has grown over the years. This painting is just filled with mid-tones. Yes there are some lights, but over all it's fairly close in value. If you squint at it everything seems to blend. Now I don't necessarily try to develop a "focal point" in my work, but I do strive to get some strong contrasts in value, color and temperatures.