Mango Still Life

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Mango – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

This mango has been in the refrigerator for awhile not getting eaten because it was intended for a painting. Only when I put a light gray backdrop up did the image click. Previously brighter backdrops had been used, but they always took away some of the vibrancy of the fruit itself.

This painting taught me that sometimes in order for the focus to really sing it needs a subtle and muted background to emphasize the color and variety of the fruit itself.