I first set up a still life in my studio. This can take some time to get a good composition. Then comes a rough sketch.
The lightest colors go in first.
To simplify my paintings, I look for three values. This next image shows the light, medium and dark values of the tomatoes.
Here I have added the cloth. The complementary color sets off the color of the tomatoes.
The finished painting. I have added the table color, tomato stems and highlights. The edges have been modified to push the distant tomatoes back.
Please let me know if you would like to see more demos. Thank you for looking.