I recently purchased a laptop stand at an office supply store. It has a black top, perfect for still life set up the Carder way. It holds a small set up the tri-fold black card board panelling that I use as a light box. I'm not able to paint my walls black at this time for a true, Carder studio, but I do what I can. Now, with the lap top table, I can do a set up where it is most convenient for me. I'm no longer confined to the one spot in the whole house that can be used as a set up surface. This set up is much brighter in real life than in the photo. I'm pretty excited! I did not finish the painting with the white pitcher. The Western blanket was too 'busy' and the painting was too boring without it.