More about the image: Wanting to paint a classic still life in my own way, this image is one of a number of paintings I painted from reference photos after a fun day with a childhood friend, who had become a renown interior designer and who was taking a photography class for fun.
We went in the early AM to the famous farmers market near her place in the LA /Beverly Hills area and purchased lots of mostly tropical fruits that day along with some beautiful orchids. We returned to her place and set up still life scenes for her to take pictures of.
We set up this simple image with the beautiful mangos we purchased that morning. They are sitting on a raw stone table top she had sitting in a front entry where we would get some great sunlight coming in to cast some interesting shadows onto a dark, richly colored, old Italian painting she put in the background - just sitting direct on the table top and leaning against the wall. It was a last minute, simple and quickly put together setting and it is one of my favorites of the day.
A little piece of my heart comes along with each purchase of this image and a handful of others I have available. My dear friend passed away too early - leaving a design legacy - in the hands of talented partners to carry on along with fond and loving memories to those lucky enough to have known her.