I've been working on this for a couple of weeks while reading the Kreutz book mentioned earlier. This painting is done on board, and I think it is 9x12.
Here's the various changes over the past couple of weeks:
Phase 1: Scary to say, but I think I might like this one the best. It's scary only because I have spent about 2 weeks working on it since then.
Where I am today - I need to spend some time looking at it and figuring out what it needs.
Here's a photo of the still life. The angle is a little different, but you get the idea of what I was looking at.