I have a thing about fruit and flowers. I love the contrast of the usually soft petals with the firmer, shinier texture of most fruit. Since I also love playing with complementary colors, I liked the red/green color palette of this setup. This piece has been brewing for quite a while (I posted the drawing a long, long time ago). My original drawing was calling for a lighter background, but I decided to go for the drama of the dark instead. Maybe the next one will be light? I just might try that!
This still life is 8 3/4" x 11" and is painted on 140# Arches watercolor paper.