You won't see too much different about version 5 of these pears (and pomegranate) and version 6 (the final). Just an intimation of the drape of the tablecloth. Done.
I like the Daniel Smith watercolor ground for this - I applied it thinly and it worked well. It does lift easily and leave a bit more texture on the paper, but that worked well with the tablecloth texture.
And I'm thinking about the September 1 deadline to get my entries ready for this juried exhibition. The work stays up on the walls at the Mary Jo Cropper Breast Care unit at Bethesda North Hospital for a year - and Bethesda makes 8 purchase awards from the show.
If you're interested you can google it and get more information - they ask for jpg images on cds be sent. They take all original 2D art.
I know that, when I go to a hospital, I always look at the art on the walls; especially if I'm sitting waiting. It makes the wait less unbearable to be able to walk around and view something beautiful.