Love the shine you have achieved.
The way you get the reflected light and the shine on the peppers is really wonderful!
Your peppers and corks are wonderful. I think it would be so delightful to have a grouping of your paintings on the wall, leading down the hallway, one after another... I really LOVE the stack of black and white books, and the story and feeling that it evokes! You could make prints of that for all kinds of purposes and people would covet them! It's really a special, poignant piece! Congratulations!
It's like an abstract! I really love the composition. I am eating Mexican food in your honor.
Thanks for your comments everyone!