Yellow Apple – acrylic painting (study of Will Kemp’s youtube painting)

I’ve had to step back and re-directed my energies on family matters – one day I’ll explain.  But for now, I’m back to say hello to all my friends on WP!

I haven’t done much with art, but recently began painting again it was so long since I worked with color – trust me, I was rusty.  So I looked around the youtube for some inspiration and came across Will Kemp’s video’s – for me, it was time well spent.  He’s a good instructor both for acrylics and mixing colors, I learned a lot and decided to do a couple studies of his tutorials.  Yellow Apple is one of the studies I recently painted.

Yellow Apple, an acrylic painting (8×10) done on a heavily gessoed hardboard using Liquitex and Windsor Newton brands.  My personal twist on the painting, was to create a heavily textured surface by using a palette knife and scraping heavy layers of gesso onto the hardboard.  The painting was completed with many layers of acrylic paints, from the underpainting to the background and apple – it was a lot of fun playing around with color again.

Thanks for visiting ~

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88 Responses to Yellow Apple – acrylic painting (study of Will Kemp’s youtube painting)

  1. Welcome back, and I hope all is well with your family.

    I really like your still life art. More, please.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Ruth, thank you and nice to see you again! I continue to be absent from blogging, but never far from my thoughts. Hope you are well and have a wonderful holiday.

  2. Nisha Sharma says:

    Lovely work Mary ma’am!
    Best wishes 🙂

  3. hilda5462 says:

    I agree, Will Kemp is an excellent teacher! 🙂

  4. Novus Lectio says:

    Hi Mary! Would you take a look at my last post “a suggestion ” whenever you have time please ?

  5. Good to see you back here on your blog, Mary — an apple for you!
    Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

  6. So good seeing you back, Mary and believe me when I tell you – looking at your apple, you are not at all ‘rusty’! 😉 xx

    • Mary says:

      Wonderful surprise and great to see you again Marina – I hope ass is well with you. I’m hoping to catchup with your blog to see what you have been up too. Thank you for kind thoughts ~ hope you have a great weekend my friend.

  7. restlessjo says:

    They’re interesting colours and textures, Mary, and I’m sure that painting will be therapeutic. My husband uses Youtube for all kinds of things, including changing ceiling light fittings! Took him a day or two 🙂 🙂 I hope that the troubles are behind you now. Wishing you good health and happiness.

    • Mary says:

      Missed you Jo, great to see you. Thank you for your thoughts on the painting. Oh yes the youtube has been used for many things in our household as well – just think how cumbersome changing the ceiling light fittings would have been without the internet. There are some great uses for this medium – meeting you is one. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  8. ladyfi says:

    Family first – always! But it’s great to see you back here again.

  9. Jet Eliot says:

    I have missed you, Mary, and your intrepid painting and learning. The Yellow Apple is serene and so very lovely. I especially appreciate the definition of dimension with the tabletop and shadow.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jet so good to see you. Thank you for your kind comments and generous read on the painting – it feels great to be back painting with color once again.

  10. Nice to see you at work again, Mary. Family comes first, though.

  11. Madhu says:

    Beautifully done Mary! Hope things are sorted on the home front. Take care 🙂

  12. Gallivanta says:

    Your apple looks real enough to eat! I have been absent from blogging for so long that I didn’t realise you had also stepped back. It’s nice to be back, isn’t it, but I must admit there were times in recent months when I thought my blogging days were over.

    • Mary says:

      Hi gallivanta, thanks for your fun response to the painting. I do understand and sometimes it takes a lot of energy to maintain blogging but it is a good medium with many benefits.

  13. debiriley says:

    gorgeous light and color!! 🙂

  14. Hello Mary,
    It’s great to see you back.
    Hope you continue to take care 🙂

  15. Ogee says:

    You have been missed! Hope all is well. Beautiful work – as always. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Audrey – great to see you again. Looking forward to reading what is new with the precious Goldens and your latest gorgeous photographs!

  16. cmartzloff says:

    Beautiful Mary! Such wonderful texture. It’s nice to have you back posting.

  17. Glad to see you again, Mary. Beautiful apple. You’ve raised my curiosity. Glad you’re ok.

  18. Amy says:

    I’m so happy to see you and your artwork whiling traveling!! 💖

  19. Thanks for stopping back with an example of your beautiful artwork. Wishes for everything to be well for you. 🙂

  20. Nice to see you back. And that apple…so simple so nice…hmmm I would bite it 🙂 …brava!

    • Mary says:

      Hello Robert, so nice to see you. Thank you for your generous and encouraging comment – it is always appreciated. Hope you guys had a lovely summer and I look forward to seeing your latest photographs.

  21. It’s so great to see you, Mary! I’ve missed you and your beautiful paintings so much. You’ve outdone yourself with this one! Thanks for sharing.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jill, so good to see you my friend! Thank you for your generous words, it means a lot. Hope you are well and beginning to enjoy the crisp Fall air that is slowly coming making its entrance.

  22. roseelaineblog says:

    Lovely to see you back Mary along with yet another stunning painting 🌹

  23. Paul Beech says:

    Hi Mary, great to see you back and using colour again. The tempting juicy fullness of your apple reminds me of Renoir’s peaches.

    My very best,


    • Mary says:

      You are so kind Paul, thank you for your gracious words – Renoir, I only wish!! Good to see you and looking forward to seeing your latest writings.

  24. So lovely to see you here Mary…I have been thinking about you a great deal. Very good to see you painting, it will help, and as always, sensitive and beautiful work. Janet x

    • Mary says:

      Great to see you again Janet, I’ve thought about you as well – I can only imagine the beautiful pieces you’ve been creating over the summer. I’m happy to be painting with color again and learning a new medium, it’s been a good experience. Hope you have a lovely day ~

  25. When I’m dealing with personal challenges, my colors turn muddy… when the colors run clear again I know that the crisis has moved downstream.

    Your apple is lovely, and it is strong and ‘stands alone’ — well done!

    I suspect that your period of inward reflection and incubation was important for a time out, and now you’re moving forward again….

    • Mary says:

      So good to see you again Lisa. Thank you for your sensitivity – you understand. Acrylics are an interesting medium, but I do like the challenge in figuring out how to load and use brushes, mixing colors and techniques for laying on the paint. It’s been a fun experience – I’m not loose yet with the paint, but hopefully it will come once I gain some confidence. I hope you are well my friend.

  26. supriwahyu says:

    wow. I love the way the light hit the apple.

  27. Tom Donovan says:

    Bravo, Mary. Delighted to see you painting!

  28. Lovely painting, Mary. Nice to see your artwork again. I’ve also been absent.

    • Mary says:

      I’m so glad to see you Sylvia – I’ve been thinking about you and your husband with Hurricane Irma, hoping you are both okay and your house was untouched. Thanks so much for your kindness ~

  29. Resa says:

    Lovely, Mary! A very simple subject, yet, I want to pare it, put it in a pie and bake it.

  30. dorannrule says:

    Welcome back Mary! You have been missed and I am so happy to see your beautiful work again. The apple is exquisite.

  31. Welcome back! Fantastic painting!

  32. neihtn2012 says:

    I am glad you are back blogging again. This wonderful yellow apple painting shows that you have not lost your touch at all!

    • Mary says:

      Good to see you again Hien. Thank you so much for your kind response and gracious words (if only you could see some that won’t see the light of day [I gessoed right over them, lol]). It was a good study to break the ice and begin again. Thanks again ~

  33. Hellooo, my friend! Your apple is exquisite!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Sarah, so good to see you and hope you are doing well. I’m so far behind, but will catch up to see how you are. Thank you for your special feedback my friend!!

  34. Welcome back Mary! I love your painting, color and textures. 🙂

  35. seaangel4444 says:

    It’s lovely, Mary! It’s also lovely to see you! Cher xo

  36. Anonymous says:

    Wondered where you’d been. Hope all is well now. Love this.

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