Some in-progress snapshots of a current still life. 8" x 10".
More local color, moving forward in space, with a little highlight on the apples. I like to let the toned ground show through in the mid-tones as much as possible. You can see it in the cast shadows of the two grapes at left, and the shadow under the curve of the bowl.
©copyright 2011, Timothy Jones
Finished. Highlights are always last... 'cause that's the most fun! I had to really tone down and soften the painted design on the china bowl to make it sit back and behave. If I had painted it as I saw it, it would have attracted far too much attention to itself. I'll post a better scan, soon.