"Forelle" 6"x6" oil on panel $100
There was a storm warning and the grocery store was packed with people stocking up. I was stocking up too - I bought pears with attractive stems, both Forelle and Anjou. My favorites for their blush are Bartlett but there were none around.
I followed the directions -sketched first and used a 1/2" brush, mostly. I worked at getting the value just right with each stroke only altering a few as I adjusted the darks. I stopped when I wanted to blend everything together and soften the edges. Standing went ok too. I know it's better to paint standing, easier to step back, I just had to keep reminding myself not to lock my knees.
I like this little painting, it certainly was fun to do, I learned a lot.