Many times I've turned my nose up at still-life painting. I'm not sure why, a problem with figure painters I suppose. But then a fairly successful artist told me that you can't get better from painting from photo. (I don't know if this is true) Models are expensive and my eyes were getting tired of looking at the computer monitor. So I went to the grocer and bought some models for a few small still life paintings. It was a nice change.
I will probably paint a few more in the next few weeks. Pomegranate and pear getting cozy, with a large pine cone lurking in the distance.