I've been talking with my artist friend Katherine van Schoonhoven about applying color in an irregular way. Katherine has been making some pastels that are called "crumble colors". A "crumble color" is a single pastel that was made with several colors. A line drawn with a multi-color pastel results in some pleasant surprises. I've seen Eric Jacobsen do a similar thing with oil paint. He dips the brush into a couple of colors and then applies it to the surface--voila! ...some lively marks that are unexpected. I was thinking about all this when I did this still life. Most of this painting was achieved with two or more colors on the tip of the brush. I think all I have to do is resolve that pear on the left that is pear shaped, but a citrus color. That's the joy of oil paint..it is easy to scrape things off and adjust.