Talk about character . . . apple trees are loaded with them. Each tree having branches with large knobs and elbows – they are a fascinating fruit tree to see and the older the tree the more pronounced these characteristics become.
Apple Tree, an oil pastel (10×8) was painted on a gesso-prepared hardboard with Senneliers and Holbeins brand OPs. An acrylic underpainting was done using only ultramarine and white for establishing forms and values, but also to allow the color to peek throughout the painting.
Apple blossoms are loaded with delicate hues of pink and when in bloom orchards look like large bouquets of pink flowers as far as the eye can see. There is nothing like seeing an orchard in bloom with clear blue skies ~ it’s a scene that I never grow tired of. Click onto the image for a larger view.
My interpretation of a reference photograph taken by my friend, Steve Lyddon, not only a very talented artist, but photographer as well from pmp.
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