For this still life I departed from my typical lighting method of being from above and somewhat directional. For this composition I positioned the light low, to cast long shadows. The way the shadows group together on the back wall was a happy occurrence, with the pears being grouped as a single and a duo. Color palette wise I utilized the purple and green, to also establish a color tension.
This weekend when visiting Fawzan Barrage's blog artEzan, I noticed how he copywrited his paintings, even with the copywrite notice on the bottom of this blog page, it seemed like a good idea to start implementing this. So in photoshop I recorded an action that automatically creates one for me. If you get a chance, please stop by his blog, as his oil pastels and watercolors are just beautiful!