Today's lesson for my class was to attempt a simple plain wash for a background, use frisket to create spots on the apples, blend colors wet-in-wet right on the paper, and let the background (shadow) and object meld together rather than having a cut-out look of an apple just separate from the background. Work-in-progress. Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press 15" x 11" Oh, and how fortuitous. It's red! Tomorrow is plumeria. Saturday is pears.