Hi Matt and Happy New Year!
This is my latest painting that I did from a photo I had done over the Holiday. In order to get the pumpkin, persimmon and egg to stay like that I had to use some blue tape that showed up in the photo. So, I had to interrupt the shadow, especially on the pumpkin. I had to increase the occlusion shadow to “ground” the pumpkin. This painting was a real challenge but I just tried to focus on values and an over all harmony. I may need to go a bit lighter on the egg. Look forward to your critique and hope that your doing great!!