Depending on the angle, these apples have a Mae West "bosom" which seem impossible and they're very hard to paint. Something in me is still resisting exaggerating it enough to capture its true personality. I was going to abandon apples for a bit and paint something like glass which I have no preconceived notions about and no experience with . . . I would have to really look at shapes and values. My compulsiveness, however, continues to be drawn to apples. Sometimes that tenacity is good and sometimes it's good to take a hiatus and return with fresh eyes.