I popped into the studio briefly yesterday (had to paint!) and picked up a panel I'd begun before my hiatus, was unhappy with and scraped off except for a ghost image. Luckily, I still had the same apples for models but they'd developed a ghostly pallor in my absence. I haven't really done them justice---they look more like alabaster than this. I hope to try again on Sunday and push the value-dominance thing to be mostly light.