Thanks all for looking and the kind comments!
Brooke . .Faber Castells mainly . .no pencils
OK I can't help but tinker!! LOL
Been getting some great advice from the "Queen of Wood" . .Chooky (if ya don't believe me, check out her work). Reflections!! . .how did I miss that . . . they weren't in my ref pic so I just forgot about them I guess. The piece of furniture I used has been lacquered in a matt finish so maybe that was the problem . . .must spend more time in my photo sessions for future still lives.
Anyway, here it is WITH reflections, darker background and more golden shimmers in the lower left of the wood . . .
It's signed, it's done . .Thanks Chook . . end of thread!!
mmmmm . . I think you're right Redsy . . but no-one has noticed *watches everyone flip back to Redsy's post to pick up clue* . . .he he