I think these are going to turn out much better with this grey mixture than the previous plus I was less heavy-handed with the underpainting this time - see, you can teach an old dog a new trick! haha
Just for fun, I'm using paints I would normally NOT use because they are fugitive - but I bought them when I didn't know any better and for studies they will do. It might be interesting to put these in a window when done to see just how much they do change over time, too. (The colors are Aureolin and Rose Madder Genuine mostly on the blush pears).
Sorry, Susan, but I had already put some color on the pears before I read your suggestion to darken the bottoms - so I'll darken with color later. I'm hoping to get more done on these today.