I'm experimenting with stand oil with the pears; it may take days to dry. So in the meantime, there's a piece I'd like to make into a larger project. The MFA Boston has this Melendez on display and what could be better than to see an actual painting? When I visit I will try to get good reference photographs.
In the meantime, I'm working on a portion of this painting from a closeup in the Melendez book. Although my painting is 11.5 inches high, the actual painting is about twice that size. I plan to make my final painting full size.
Here's about 5 hours work starting from transfer. I'll take a break now and then go back in for more.