I got a close focus adapter for my camera and played with photographing this jar of pickled mangoes:
My lens can go down to 1.4f and so I can make the front of the jar more focused than the back. I had to put it on about 2f because the close focus adapter seems to further narrow the depth of field. I’ll have to research that.
I’m posting a photo of the subject before I attempt the painting so that all the “helpers” who think they can critique my paintings without seeing the actual subject or any of my other paintings can at least be more accurate in their completely unrequested comments on the accuracy of my impressionistic expressive paintings where I don’t give a fuck about accuracy.