I could not resist buying this fruit/vegetable, it was evident that it would be a great model to sketch. However. by the time I actually sat down to do that, few days had passed and the melon started to dry a little. I added cherries to the composition just to have some contrast. Sketched on a gessoed page - over an older sketch I did not like.
This the model - no cherries. Those were long eaten by the time I took the picture.