Heres a photo of what the peppers look like while I've been painting the last two. Pretty shriveled up. Instead of substituting new ones I decided to go with my original drawing and work partly from memory and what's left. My classical training has made me less of a slave to observation and I'm better able to conceptualize the form. I also got a start on the driftwood. I couldn't figure out what colors to use at first so I tried mixing burnt and raw umber for the heck of it and it seems to be working.