Trying to get a simple rendering of fruit, I'm still using too many brush strokes because I'm not getting the colors/values right on my palette first. As a result it starts to get muddy and overworked. I'm gonna try this again. A lot.
I also seem to be starting in the middle and working outward with no regard to composition. Not really what this exercise is about, but I really should be thinking of that as well. Couldn't hurt.