Oil on gesso board (8 x 10 inches)
It seems this year was a bumper crop of cherries and they looked and tasted delicious! Cherries are a challenging subject to get the colours right and to capture the reflections on their shiny surfaces. I filled one of my favourite teacups with them and placed it on a beautiful piece of Chinese silk fabric that I had been wanting to paint. That added the extra challenge of rendering the reflections of the silk on the underside of the saucer.