This painting was staged in the kitchen of Eric’s Aunt overlooking the Napa Valley. The items in this painting have special significance as many were gifts; for example, the imported French pitcher, antique corkscrew, bottled cranberries and kumquats. The composition for this painting is based on the classic cross. You can follow the lines from the rooftop on the left down the fig branch, pass the peach to the shadow line on the counter. Conversely, the fig branch to the right follows a line that goes over the top of the bread. Where the lines intersect in the center is the focal point of the painting. The colors are very soothing, harmonious and monochromatic. People who love this painting remark about the light in the painting and often ask why the name of the painting is “Blue Figs.” Although the figs appear green, Eric had to use more blue paint than green to create them.