This started on a dull yellowish brown ground. I don't know if you can see that as I had to wipe off the first sketch when the apple was not centered right. Painting from life helps you see a lot more variation in colors. Painting from a photo helps you frame and position the image better. I would still rather paint from life even though I have a tendency to push it as shown in this painting.
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel