The background is developing. I dropped in the illusion of leaves and then overlaid many layers of various pigments. On the last layers using dioxazine violet I also went over portions of the two front fruit for some shadowing. Next I will go back it and redevelop detail and highlighting. I want to work on soft and hard edges weaving in and out.
On another note, I'm starting a new project! The New Munsell Student Color Set, 3rd Edition arrived today. I will be working through the exercises, blogging as I go. More later.