#19 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.
I used oils for all the glass apples paintings except this one. I sketched from life in pencil on heavy Arches watercolor paper, then alternately used acrylic paint and colored pencils to create an unusual texture and effect. I emphasized the repeating circular shapes and built up a bit of impasto with the acrylic paint.
The painting is protected by a wooden frame, matboard and Plexiglass and is ready to hang.
pencil undersketch, colored pencils, acrylic paint