Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oil Painting: Mangoes

This is a 16" x 20" oil painting of two mangoes.  These were originally painted for the second story in The Book of Bartholomew in which some kids get stranded on a deserted-island.  The question is what to do if there isn't enough food?  Thinking of what food might be found on an island, I opted for mangoes.  After all, I had to eat them when I was done painting them. I used red mangoes because there is murder in the story.  The pink background was a moment of inspiration.


  1. Great painting Mark, I can see why it sold.

  2. Thanks, Lisa. It was one of those paintings I thought about for a long time and then painted it in, basically, one sitting. I love when that happens.