These Forelle pears are beautiful. Tiny, with lots of color. Painting pears is proving to be quite a useful exercise. I know I can translate much of what I am applying here to any other subject. If you haven't tried a series yet, I encourage you to do so. It really is quite a challenge, and in the process you truly do learn things, and even if you don't (which I find hard to believe), you will have things cemented in your mind for future reference. Either way, it's worth the effort.
I also used my set of Terry Ludwig Grays. The more I use this set the more indispensable I find them to be. They are highly useful, in just about any subject. I highly recommend them.
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Here is a photo of the sticks I used for this painting:
And for comparison, here are the sticks I've been using for all the other pears I've painted:
Using a limited palette, especially one that wasn't selected by myself, isn't easy. It can feel very restrictive, but it is a very useful lesson, it really forces you to come up with alternatives.