I've been getting back into the studio since school started up again, and I've started off with some smaller paintings as sort of a warm up. This is 4 x 6 inches. I like the loose quality of the brush strokes and the exaggerated color. Sometimes I like to see how far I can push the color and still have it seem believable. I almost always use the same background drape, it's a muted medium brown color, but in this painting I made it a little lighter and greener than I've painted it before, and I like how it looks against the green and purples in the figs.
I have a few more new paintings to post which I will try to do tomorrow. I finally bought the new photoshop elements tonight and it took me a while to download it and figure out how to "clone stamp" the sparkles out of this one. I think I have the hang of it now.