The progress on the 3 pears & a pomegranate still life started a few weeks ago.
Despite Hilmi’s dedicated attendance, the poor fruit has paled and softened over the weeks and the sheen of the skin was lost. But this gave a chance to balance focus and detail against shadow and diffusion.
Hilmi’s recommendation on a raw sienna glaze was quite wonderful. I always err on using too much blue to deepen shadows.
Like all paintings – happy with some bits while others need more work!