I think this is the finished still life. I made the choice to emphasize the contrast between the cool, intricately patterned foreground with a warm and simple background. The inclusion of the mango in the painting really led me there -- the red side of the fruit called for a warm background.
Of course, painting is about making choices like this and my show at the Foundry is all about the way I rethought and repainted those choices. So ... I wonder if I should give this a go again with a cooler background ? The bouquet seems to be holding its own, so I might just try that next.