I decided to do one of the still-lifes that I showed the reference for in a previous post. I wasn't too happy with the composition at first but after letting it sit for a while I've decided I really like it (another good reason to work from photographs).
I always have trouble coming up with good 8 x 10 compositions that aren't stiff and feel like they follow some pattern on a Mondrian painting, but this composition seems to work. What I like about it is how everything isn't lined up and perpendicular to each other. The bowl of grapes has a handle that breaks that by having it angled as well as the diagonal line the green cloth and grapes themselves make in the upper left corner. I think this is a setup I can explore more in other compositions.