I really liked this elephant candle holder keepsake. The wood is a very deep red and I wanted to try and capture the color well. I think I was able to capture the color, but you could never tell because of the glare off the painting. That is the trouble will oil paint, if you paint dark you ultimately get a ton of glare when you take a picture of your work.
There is much and more information online about how to take pictures of oil paintings without glare, but most of the setup for this is too extravagant for my needs.
All in all, I like the smokey look of the painting.