Desiree, one of the extraordinarily talented artists on Painting Friends, walked us through this pear on glass using pastel on sandpaper (oh, my fingers!). What a lot of fun--and frustration! Keep reminding myself I'm new to the pastel medium and shouldn't expect a lot, but the glass dish was a real challenge for me--lots of tiny lines of varying values. It's pretty messy in real life. I'm happy with the pear itself and the background, but I'm ready to try something else that doesn't have any glass in it! Later...the more I look at this, the more I like it--could be worth the sore fingertips!