#7 from my series of glass apples paintings. I borrowed the apple collection from a friend at R Blooms florist shop in Lake Oswego, Oregon, whose husband received them as gifts each year during his employment with Apple Computer Company. I chose 12 apples from the collection to paint individually and in groups of three. I set the apples up against a white satin tablecloth and painted them from life. I wanted to create a dynamic composition and portray the beauty of the light, colors and reflections.
This apple reminds me of the ocean, and sand and abalone shells. How did the glass artist create all the colors and bubbles inside? I don't know - I can only paint, and wonder.
Oil paint, walnut oil medium, pencil undersketch