I really envisioned this painting turning out much different. I figured the banana peel would have much more stability and it would sit up in a much more dynamic position. Unfortunately bananas are not nearly as structurally sound as I thought. It took me some time just to get the center to sit up, and it still looked like a bunch of deflated yellow ribbons. To top it all off I thought I was going crazy when painting this because the color of the banana was changing as I was looking at it. It was much more yellow when I started.

The Setup

The Subject


  • Session: 632
  • Work: 564
  • Width: 6"
  • Height: 4"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
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  1. I’ve really enjoyed your work – very inspiring but I seem to be researching artists work that I never get onto painting

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."