The Mackerel has been running and the fishermen have been taking them in. On my dog walks there has been an increase of people fishing off the pier over the last 2 years. It has become quite the social activity with families and all ages and shapes and sizes.
With the idea of keeping it simple The fruit are revealed from the tissue. I always liked how when you get expensive fruit it is wrapped like a present. I was also thinking how the pears seem to be calling the apple out.
This was done for day 1 of the 30 in 30 challenge . Leslie Saeta's Challenge 30 paintings in 30 days http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.ca/. She had also done a present and I thought that was a perfect subject matter to begin. The purpose for me is to simplify. Doing as many painting in such a short time span forces you to keeping it as simple as possible.