The key I think is making sure the long neck of the bottle has soft edges. Hard edges on the bottle neck or the top of the glass would have lead your eye away from the fruit.
Pears and Wine Study
original by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board
I will do this again on a larger canvas. My wife / art consultant suggested this daily painting should be a gallery painting. It's a good thing I like it too. It will be fun to try it again.
I once read that when an artist paints a portrait the highlights in the eyes should not be equally bright. One eye or highlight should dominate. The same probably is true in still life painting. One highlight should be the brightest.... but which one?