This is another go at yesterday's composition.I "painted" the objects with clear water, and then started dropping in the local color (the natural color of a thing in ordinary daylight, uninfluenced by the proximity of other colors) of each piece of fruit, and letting them bleed into each other a little. I used a triad again (a combination of the three primary colors - red, yellow, and blue).
Today I used prussian blue, quinacridone red, and quinacridone gold. It's essential that you pick out a triad that will give you a good color mix for the subject. I had first planned to use quinacridone burnt scarlet for my red, but it wouldn't have given me a good orange, and the persimmons are a pretty important part of this composition. Using quin. red instead of quin. scarlet gave me a good persimmon orange, and still grayed down well for the other fruit
Ooops - I didn't put a shadow under the bottom persimmon.