Diane Mannion, PLUOT, 3.5x2.5"oil on linen
Amazing things to paint can be found at Wally-World! Bought a bag of pluots, a cross between plums and apricots. Got out the ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson to mix a good purple, but when I cut the pluot open... it was a great excuse to use permanent rose, quinacridone magenta, and dioxazine purple. My scanner doesn't pick up the range of darks on the shadow side of the pluot in this image.
Trivia: According to Wikipedia, the pluot was featured on 60 Minutes by Andy Rooney. Sold