This particular series is a good example of finding the basic forms in planes of value and color. The pear on the left has been divided up to show the light as it wraps around the pear. Once the basic shapes are defined it's a process of finding the more subtle transitions then blending to soften them. I'll post the finished painting as soon as it's finished.
You'll notice that I don't post finished paintings very quickly, that's because there are usually three to five paintings in progress at the same time and occasionally they are being finished simultaneously.