I thought I would walk you through my thought process before putting this piece together... I like to do prep work before I begin any painting ...
I know... it's really tempting to just dive into a painting but believe me... with a little colour theory prep you will be more satisfied with the end result :)
So why did I choose to change the colours slightly?
I pulled out my color wheel to look at my options.
The kiwi is green, and looking at it closely, it reflects a blue colour in the light. There are blues and violets in the shadows of the plate.
I decide to paint with an analogous colour scheme.
An analogous colour scheme is one that includes 3-4 colours adjacent to each other on the colour wheel.
In Kiwi Study the blue-green is the dominant colour with the blues and violets supporting its role.
So next time you set up a still life, take a moment, pull out your Colour Wheel, and give some thought and planning to your painting. You'll be glad you did :)