This is my first painting, done in a class at Laguna Gloria in Austin in about 2007. We went once a week for six weeks.
The first week we painted the setup in black and white. It was supposed to be a value study. The next week, we painted over the under-painting with colors. The fruit is supposed to be an apple, a lemon and a lime.
I actually was pretty proud of this! I'm posting this to keep track of my progress. This is where I started.