The small piece (20″x24″) was meant to be a light hearted piece, sort of a study. I used linen, and it was so beautiful that I had to let it show through. It was integral to the painting, to keep the earthy feel. These small banana trees are scattered around the yard, and yield delicious fruit. So much better than what is in the stores. This is how they look when they are still forming. It’s all new to me.