These are two studies I did recently. One is from a Carol Marine video tutorial at Daily Paint Works. The other one is one that I did on my own but based on the same tutorial.
I think it's good to do these kind of studies, especially from a professional, (and one that I admire), to keep you on the right track and refresh yourself on the use of good techniques.
I'm going to try the apple study video next and see what I come up with. I do love still life paintings and haven't done them in a while.
I didn't mention which one was completed with the aid of the Carol Marine video and which one wasn't just in case you want to guess. ;)