Just got back from a visit with my sister and parents in North Carolina. Picked this pear before I left. Always fun to have a fresh one with leaves. Painted this on a 5 x 7" linen canvas. Still struggling with small canvases. I tend to paint items too large with little background left. Need to remember what Qiang Huang taught and that is to create a stage including the background. I tend to focus on the items and background is an afterthought. Anyway... I am glad to be home after traveling. Hope to paint a good bit this week.