I had a full sheet set out this morning, and could not decide what to paint. I pulled two pears and an apple out of the fruit bowl and fridge (the apple), and set them on the opposite end of the paper. It's a study in yellow, blue, and purple. The painting is alla prima (no drawing) and I started by establishing the shapes with the yellow (indian yellow) and then adding more definitive shapes and shadows. It's approximately 14 x 10 inches on Fabriano 300 lb rough paper.
At one time, I was doing a lot of these still lifes, which you can see here and here. Lately, I haven't painted as many, but I probably need the discipline of the shapes and values. Watch for a few more.