I roughly peeled the first orange and set it down without fussing over it. Sometimes the best arrangements come from what occurs naturally.
I think all that needs to be done is to touch up the background color. I use a little cobalt blue to add a little atmosphere.
The peeled orange is a great object to paint. The texture and color is a real treat for the eyes. I thought this partly peeled orange looked like a flower opening its petals.
One of the hazards of daily painting is you start to enjoy food shopping. I now catch myself buying food for its potential in a still life. I may end up with 15 apples because they all look good for a painting even if I already have apples at home. I wonder if I can deduct my food bill as a business expense?