I am entranced by the colors of garden produce at this time of year. Until I began drawing this pepper, I thought the skin was really dark, with the deep green blending into the orange-red. What I noticed while drawing it, though, was how many reflections were lightening the surface. I had it on the white comforter on our bed, and light was coming from several directions, as well. This is all watercolor crayon and wash, no ink.