Composition, value and color are all explored using the setup as a tool to explain how the concepts are developed on canvas. The focus of the demonstration is to show how light creates the forms and how color is used to interpret the behavior of the light.
The temptation to render everything in the painting equally is the downfall of many beginning painters. Choosing a center of interest implies that you are making some objects more important than others in the setup.
Watch this modern master create a lavish symphony of color against a deep resonant background using flowers available everywhere in most corner markets. If you are an artist aspiring to paint flowers (or any still life subject), this video is a must for your personal library.