With my one little red plum, I started investigating the possibilities of composition.
I already painted it whole, so I cut it in half. No turning back now!
Each half is different: with and without the pit still in. The hollow half shows a different set of shadows inside. I could choose a variety of viewpoints....looking from above or different side angles. One way, it would show both the inside and outside of the plum.
Turn it this way and that, shine the light just so, and soon I realize how much like a jewel this little red fruit could appear.