Veronica has keenly observed the light and dark value patterns on the objects. She has very skillfully applied additive and reductive techniques to address the light and volumes of the still life. In addition, the negative space and cast shadow are very similar to one another adding atmosphere and balance to the composition.
You has created some very beautiful value patterns most notably within the iron. The dark values applied to the iron outline the pepper shaker allowing it to stand out. The cast shadows assist in moving the "eye" around the composition and work well with the background.