I drew some lush ripe figs on a tablecloth at a winery in the Adelaide hills at lunch with friends. A lovely afternoon and a nice little watercolor on rough watercolorpaper about the size of an A4 sheet
and this was reworked in oil on linen on a large square format canvas, with overlayering of luscious colour and overglazing. It is pictured here in another friend’s (who bought it) home on a dark wall, making it opalesce out.
I can’t remember the dimensions exactly but it is around 170cm by 170 cm. Another friend liked it so much she commissioned a similar piece on a smaller scale, which I titled “the not so big figs”.