I now add some color so I'm not blinded by the white surface - although this color is starting to make me sick to my stomach!!! I've got to find those sunglasses!! The actual color is a very soft reddish yellow however digital cameras do not always see well and then Picasa has it own version of what it sees!!
The next sequence of photos show the various colors I add as well as the development of the shadow side, the little bruise (worm hole) indentation, the stems and general over all tweaking as I go along my merry way. I always get hungry when I paint fruit so after I'm done, 2/3 rd's of these will become lunch!!! I've always said a painter who paints still life with fruit as the subject will never be a starving artist. Although I believe this--- it just AIN'T TRUE!!!! I'll spare you all the Blah-Blah-Blah and just show the pictorial progression until the last photo of the finished piece upon which you will see a sign of FINI
(TA DAaaaaa) :>)