pastel lesson: apples on a reflective surface (Kitty Wallis sanded paper)

Here's the line drawing in a neutral hard pastel. 

I used hard pastels to block in the darkest values in each area.
I now see that the reflection of the apple on the left is too wide, if I had checked the
drawing a mirror before I began painting I likely would have seen my error.

I key the painting by adding the lightest value, the highlight.

I neutralized the colors in the reflections by adding a layer of the warm brown of the table top.

Final touches on the fruit and some colorful background.  I now think the background
is too bright and energetic; it competes with the apples, my center of interest.
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