Very nice painting - the way you mixed the colors and saw the shadows - you make it look effortless. Only painting as long and as much as you have can teach the artist to paint as well as you do. You can also feel the joy you have in painting. Thanks.
Interesting--you've used such dark colors, like Manet, Velasquez--for a fruit I associate with our sunny California.
Love love love it! Unfortunately I had to put Ruth's book down for a bit, don't want it to end!