Another Chiaroscurro study, this one 8x10 on MDF from a setup in my studio. I painted the pear a few months ago, but put the painting aside because I wasn't happy with the composition. By the time I got back to it, a stand-in pear was necessary. All comments, suggestions and critiques appreciated. I'm especially interested in what you think about the background color. My daughter liked it but my wife felt like it was confusing because its too similar to the reflected light on the shadow side of the pear. Right now I'm happy with it and like the ambiguity, but I could grey it down a bit while leaving it the same value, Anyway, thanks for looking - now onto a bigger painting.