This is a 6" x 8" work in progress for the woman who was my mom's Physician's Assistant. She worked with her oncologist and she loves avocados.
I'd like to emphasize that I drew this free hand without using the perspective checker, I'm mixing on the fly (as you can see on the palette) and I'm not using the color checker. I probably should have done both of those things but this is meant to be a fast painting to see how much I can do without being very anal about it all.
It's clear that my eye (or my imagination) sees the shape of the vase differently than it is. I like what I did better because I feel from a compositional point of view it will hold us in the painting by putting more weight at the top. I also screwed up the small avocado and will probably fix that. The colors aren't as far off as they seem it's just the lighting in the photo/studio. I'm not all that happy with the value of the background and will probably darken it up a bit.