Painting big is such fun!
Freedom of movement is necessary to cover the space. To make the marks and create the size.
This persimmon was found on an old tree in a paddock, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The paddock was bare and grey, but the tree was proud and strong. And this gorgeous fruit ripe and plump. I picked it, feeling guilty for stealing it though there was no one to see me.
I gave them to my friend who was impressed and put them onto a gorgeous plate which gave them a wonderful sense of importance. I was so inspired by the sense of occasion I painted it! Big!
Acrylic on canvas.