This one, as is, may take some heat. Composition rules say to never place a element in the center. Well, technically, it's not in the center, it's a little off center. It may be distracting to some.
I took this photo of two "Mother's Day Flowers" I received years ago. The carnation stayed pretty but the rose bud was damaged and never opened up. I liked the dying rose against the shadows of the setting sun on the wall for the background. And, of course, the empty chair just says it all. Life is short and beautiful.
I'll take it to my painting group next week and see what they say about it.
I can crop it., see below. What do you think crop it and leave it?
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.