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Still Life With Mangoes


View of Hallett Cove in the Morning
36.5 cm x 23.5 cm, unfixed pastels on coloured-ground paper.

Picked pieces of fruit often have lovely colours within their skins. These colours in ripened fruit were originally a result of signaling their benefits to a range of animals that could be unknowingly used to help distribute the parent plant's seeds for propagating new generations.

This pastel is the result from a single session of direct careful observation of a composition with two mangoes, three apricots, an apple, a banana, and a porcelain fruit bowl. I was consciously trying to record accurate colours and tones. An important interest was capturing the different sets of local colours that defined the various types of fruit.

 

 

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