I am taking a break from landscapes and redirecting to still life painting for today. Figs are such a rich color- and because of their shape, tend to nestle up to one another nicely.
I have been struggling with backgrounds for a while now, but recently heard an interview with Carol Marine, another daily painter, where she said she always uses fabrics as drop clothes, and never makes it up. Here I have tried this and like the results. By the way, I highly recommend Carol Marine's blog- http://carolmarine.blogspot.com!
8x8" oil on panel