A woman with flowing hair reaches up to try to pick the largest of the few remaining golden fruits left as autumn has turned to winter...
This was painted in my garden on 30th August, on what was probably one of the last hot summer days here in England. It was inspired by watchng my daughter & grandson picking apples here in mid August. I was also thinking of when the leaves are mostly gone, that a few apples sometimes remain.
Watercolour and gold gouache on beautiful teal textured Khadi paper..
I wanted to maintain the beautiful teal shade of the paper which forms the basic colour of the image with an added palette of white, gold and brown/black and cerise with a few golden highlights: the fruits, her dress bodice and hem.
Please note that both the photographs showing the framed view is for a computer generated image, for illustration purposes, to show how the painting would look "floated" in a deep mount to show off the deckled edge.
I use Winsor & Newton professional watercolours and Caran d'Ache pencil. When the temperature allows, I prefer to work in the open air -this was painted in my garden in the bright sunlight.
Size: A3 / approximately 11.75 x 17 inches
Khadi handmade cotton rag paper from India - 210 gsm paper with a deckled edge
Posted flat, wrapped in tissue, in a reinforced envelope, sent by Tracked Postage.
watercolour, gold gouache, Khadi 210 gsm paper