Last night I arranged this setup with the bowl and cherries, then proceeded to paint. I wiped the bowl off several times before going online to see if anyone had tips on painting depression glass. What I found was that another artist had painted a green depression glass bowl with cherries, and had posted her lovely painting on Leslie Saeta's blog for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Honestly! Depression glass and cherries!
I did not find any tips or demos, so I relied on principles of painting to guide me. I almost left the cherries out to keep from appearing to be a copycat. Glad I decided to keep them.