This was harder to paint than I thought it would be. First I couldn;t decide how to handle the background. Originally there was a blurry outside scene of our back deck, and I changed it to a simple value and hue...several times matter of fact. Then I didn't establish the right amount of darkness on the pear. Images can fool you into thinking they are light and bright. The pale greenish yellow on the top of the pear is actually pretty deep in value but the photograph makes you think it's nearly white. Click on the image for a larger view.