It had been a while since I'd done any Still lifes in oils, so I worked up these two.
I've often find I paint to thick with oils, so I did have to occasionally let these sit for a number of days and revisit them once parts had dried, allowing work to continue. This can be frustrating, but it does gives the final work a very unified look re - thickness of paint.
I tried to keep their colors a little understated compared to some of my 'usual' palette choices. In the first one I used the red in the outlines to create some drama.