I worked on the background first, wet-in-wet and swirling color over a yellow background that I splattered miskit over to retain the stars. Now to give the pears some nice color and strengthen the "ground" underneath the pears.
I like the horizontal shape of this one.
After painting the pears, I'm not as happy with it. But they can't all be winners...
Perhaps the pears need to be more dynamic and, um...stellar? ha ha