I've been wanting to paint an aubergine for a while now. Such a rich dark colour and a kind of french-polished shine to them, like they've been on another excursion to the fruit valet for a good buffing. It'll end up in one of my wife's delicious ratatouilles. Not the painting; the vegetable. I've stewed over this one enough already.
Incidentally, according to my dictionary, this fruit comes from a plant belonging to the nightshade family [Solanum melongena]. Deadly.