5" x 7"
Acrylic on canvas panel
I had a mango in my studio — to paint, then eat. I had eaten its companion and knew the delights that awaited my tongue. I kept thinking of this mango's insides while I painted her smooth exterior and got to the point where her insides became more important than her outsides. I abandoned my initial "perfect mango" concept and let you have a peek at what was going on inside my head.  


Mango Maze

"Mango Maze"
6" x 6"
Oil on canvas panel
Mangoes were two for $5 when I was at Whole Foods at noon on Tuesday.  They were the largest ones I had ever seen. I bought two.  I went home and photographed them both and painted this one from life. Then I ate one.  The next morning I went back to buy as many as I could, since cherries are now out of season. The produce man remembered me, and was astounded that I was already back for more.  That's when I found out that mangoes are now out of season, too.

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Evening Attire

"Evening Attire"
6" x 6"
Oil on hardboard
My destination was further away, and took longer to get to than I expected. I had been looking down at where I would step next as I crossed the field.  When I looked up the sky was wearing evening attire the color of ripe mangoes.  

Another sky painting for the collection. I tried not to make this one too soft.  Edges on clouds present a different atmosphere. I had to concentrate on leaving them.  I'm a soft cloud person.  


Cherry Mango

"Cherry Mango"
6" x 6"
Oil on canvas panel
The mango balanced on the narrow strip of wood as easily and with as much finesse as the cherry.  However, in the scheme of things, it would have been more of a contest with a bowling ball and a marble.  

I bought the mango for its color.  I photographed it with Ms Cherry, here, then ate them both.  I was particularly fond of using two different patterns and colors of fabric on this piece.  I like the way it turned out, too.

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