It has been almost two weeks since I last posted, and I apologize for the delay. Life gets busy sometimes, especially in the summer months. It was just delightful to jump back in the painting process again with this quirky setup. I have this little wooden chicken that works his way into table settings and onto various shelves at different times. That, along with the strawberries offered a color jolt that I liked. I tried to do some color mixing of the pastels not by blending with a finger, but by crosshatching with strokes of a slightly different color in a close value. The berries have about four different reds in them with hightlights in a light orangey-pink. Color is such a joy!