In the past I use to paint so many paintings of apples, lately I have been painting a lot of flowers. It was a nice experience to paint apples again. I set this still life up wanting to capture the light hitting each object. I blocked out the light on the left to allow a shadow on the back apple. I started out with a lighter background, it looked dull and didn't do any justice to the jar, so I darkened the values of the entire background so that the jar would stand out more.