This was my final painting of the forelle pears, as they were starting to over ripen under the spot light some. For this painting I tried to paint quickly and with more energy. I used the experience of the two previous paintings to inform my decisions and to experiment with color and paint application. I did not blend as much as previously and laid paint down a little heavier than I have lately done. I am really pleased with how this painting came about, especially the rich blues/purples of the shadow area of the red portion of the forelle pear on the left.