Here's the setup.....strong light source makes Great shadows!
Laying out placement of my subject on the toned canvas.
Blocking in color ....focused on my value range.
Here's the finished work.
Oil on 12"x12" stretched canvas
The title "Last of a Bushel" came from just that....this was the last apple of a full 5 gallon bucket of ripe red jewels gifted to us. I canned them by mixing them with Bartlett Pears....made a puree and placed in quart jars. Better then store bought Applesauce...and NO ADDED SUGAR!