After obsessing on sunflowers for a week, I decided to go back to basics, and paint apples and pears from life, without preliminary drawing.
I'm rather pleased with how they turned out.
If you're wondering how I did the speckling, I used watercolour pencils, which I rubbed on a piece of sandpaper over the still wet/damp paint
This one is my favourite. I applied a very light wash of yellow, let it dry, then I applied a second layer, in a looser style.