This painting was suggested by Iris at Wyland Beachwalk Waikiki and inspired by the little fruit stands on every island that seem to randomly sprout off the sides of gravelly roads. Of course I had to include all my most favorite fruits: avocados, bananas, mangoes, pineapples, coconuts, papayas, tomatoes, oranges and strawberries. If I had a few more baskets, I'd include lilikoi, lychee and some bags of roasted Kona coffee.
The cash register is open and ready for business. You could even pick up your fruit supplies after a stroll on the beach. I'm sure they have straws and a drill behind the counter make your coconut into a refreshing after-swim beverage. One of the simple joys in Hawaii!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.