Apples are the best-of-the-best where fruits are concerned – I grew up with apple orchards all around me and there is nothing like fresh fruit right off the tree. It’s really hard to resist a good-looking apple. My all-time favorite used to be yellow-delicious, but the last few years bumper crops of Honey-Crisps have come out of the States of Washington and Michigan – wow, some of the best I’ve ever tasted.
Green Apple on Red, is an acrylic painting (7×6) done on Canson Canva-paper (I love this canvas-like paper to paint on, it takes lots of layers and abuse!). The green was a good challenge for me in mixing colors and not the easiest to match to the reference, but was acceptable in the end. My goal in this piece was two-fold, for the table covering to show as a heavy linen coming over the table, but painted light enough so that the edges faded away, and second, for the apple to hold its own with a bit of substance. I liked the workout I got with this small painting.
Here’s to a great 2018 and thanks for visiting!
Please don’t copy or use the image without receiving my permission first – see disclosure on the right panel.