The three main object look very good in isolation, the teapot esp. looks realistically ceramic/glazed, but I would like them to be more integrated into an overall scene.
Here are some observations:
- the plum colored fabric looks very intense in comparison to the rest.
- the teapot looks like it is extending into/inside the glass (there is a brighter area behind the teapot - if there was a distance you should see the reflection of the teapot in the glass jar).
- the white porcelain object should also be reflected in the glass. Now, it looks like its "lip" is kissing the glass, but with the reflection missing this looks a bit odd.
- the vibrant color in the fabric should really have a much greater effect on all of the colors in the rest of the painting (but I think it would be better to town down the fabric color (lower saturation, and not use only white for the highlights), rather than making everything else plum colored).
- The plum color *is* reflected on the white object, but not uniformly and thus unfortunately reads a bit like a smudge then as reflected plum light.
- There is a dark leaf inside the jar that creates a duality (ping-pong effect) with the top of the tea-pot lid). Also, it is sort of positioned where a reflection of the tea-pot is expected, which makes it confusing.
- the bright light that hits the glass jar, where does it go? I think it would hit the wall and perhaps even create a camera obscure projection of the jar - say something like this
, but not as pronounced.
I would consider adding more leaves at the top as the left and right sides look too empty. This could also give the opportunity to perhaps have some of the extended leaves point towards the viewer in a way that they cast a shadow on the other object. I would also consider counter-pointing the leaves with a broken off twig/leaf and place it lower left (or some other object that talks to the leaves/branches). This would also bring the area with the fabric into the overall scene.
Hope this is of help.