When I originally started the idea of doing these long paintings on a dark background the plan was to have all of the objects the same. Apples on the first one, then pears, etc. I always like painting these tropical paintings so I wanted to see how one looked on a dark background... The coconut really pops! Once again the background is not painted solid black but is actually a deep brown, painted in several layers. That gives it far more depth then if it had been painted with a solid color. The photo really isn't doing this one justice. The details in the bananas for example are a little washed out.
10 x 20 Oil on Panel