I feel proud of myself for keeping the background a little lighter than usual,! always like the effect of fruit against a darker background it seems to add mystery to the picture, but this one works O.K. I think, it has some nice tonal qualities to it.
I recently finished this painting, it's about 610 x 450 mm. my photo is probably a little darker than the real thing, I had to work fast as figs don't like sitting there while I paint them!! they tend to fall apart and rot, ( I know the feeling!)