I started with The Complete Sherlock Holmes tome and added two Civil War figures and a gold creamer. If you look closely, you can see the reflection of the camera in the creamer, so I decided that was not going to work.
I switched it out for a brown teapot, which I liked much better.
Then Robbie called on his lunch hour and asked what I was up to and commented that it might be better to use the magnifying glass with the Sherlock Holmes book. He also told me where I could find a toy double-decker bus on the toy shelves. So, I tried this arrangement.
The next week's lesson talks about complementary colors, so I thought I might add some green in with all those reds/maroons, but I really didn't like this one at all.
And finally I grabbed a couple of mini-books from the shelf for this arrangement. (I actually changed my mind about using this set-up for week five's lesson and will be sharing my photo with complementary colors in a separate post.)
After viewing all these on the computer, I'm not really sure I've captured the essence of the old masters. However, I chose my favorite one and added two of Cheryl's textures and think this final image comes somewhat close.