This pear is painted with Geneva Colors mixed with Gamblin Cold Wax medium as were the cucumbers. The wax makes a wet and hard to manage paint workable and even pleasant. But thats not the only thing about this. This is the fourth painting I've done with my John Sloan inspired semi neural and neutral colors as my principle palette. Also my block in, underpainting, was done with acrylic paint. Fast and quick drying. The violet towel in the background with the orange stripe weaving through makes a nice secondary color theme of Green, Violet and Orange.