Shopping for fruit I found these enormous navel oranges. I picked up some with some nice apples (slightly sour and tasty) and then I remembered the wonderful still lifes painted by the masters. I wondered if this was how they did it. Paint the fruit before you eat it. I have some inexpensive terracotta colored plates with black rims and a single wonderful black and white plate. I put one on top of the other, set up the fruit and there it was; a wonderful composition on white. This painting is perfect for that dining area that needs some appropriate color.