At a past fall workshop, students brought in a fruit or vegetable to set up this still life and we practiced drawing and painting from life. The pre-dominantly warm colors of the squash sparkled against the magenta mums that created cascading shadows in these Fall Still life study. This painting is beautiful and vibrant.
A study is a great opportunity to loosen up and see something new without any preconceived ideas. For example, see how the Indian Red was mixed with the Magenta in the Mums and shadows of the shadow area on the squash.