While I painted this, I thought of the joke I heard from Dublin comedian, Brendan Grace about two little boys in the school yard. One says to the other, while holding something behind his back, 'Guess what fruit I have behind my back.' The other little boy says, 'A napple?' 'No.' 'A norange?' 'No,' says the first little boy, producing what's in his hand. 'A nonion'.
So you can imagine the fun I had. It also occurred to me that we have an awful lot of North African pottery around the place. This one came from a trip to Tunisia and survived the ceramic-crunching baggage reclaim experience to feature in this little oil painting.