I thought it was time to do a simple still life with the the idea of exploring light and shadow. How do you make an object three dimensional on a flat surface? I placed three oranges on a table and with a flash light showed them how the light can create different shadows. I then showed them a demo I did to give them an idea what it would look like on paper. We then did step-by-step paintings, so everyone could paint these oranges. This is the demo painting I did.
Everyone did their own interpretation of their oranges and I think they learned quite a bit from this lesson. I also think both the students and I were happy with their results.