My good friend, Barry Coombs, just posted a blog article with some watercolour demos of apples. I thought I would share a recent demo for some of my students, done as an experiment with water-miscible oil paints. I don't paint still life often enough, and it's a very rewarding experience. Any painting activity that focuses on direct observation and colour mixing problems is bound to be beneficial, in the long run. Sometimes students complain that they've done still life, that's over, but it's all good practice!