Had a chance to work on this earlier today. My computer was acting up so I decided to shut it off before I took a hammer to it and I still had my sanity, and do some "art therapy".
This is not quite done yet, still putting some saturated color on onions and "finessing" the edges. That's what my pastel instructor, Deb, calls it....finessing.
This is colored pencil on a sanded board, but I have been using the principles that I am learning in my pastel class. Things like Light & Shadow, detailing either the lights or the darks (in this case the lights), letting the edges open and close to lead you around the painting, using saturated color where the form rolls into the shadow. There's so much to remember, I know it in my head but getting it down on paper is a different story.
Onions, Pepper and Pot, 8" x 10" Colored Pencil on Sanded Pastelbord