Because it had been so long between painting sessions, I thought that perhaps it would be a good idea to work out the kinks by painting apples. They aren't as easy to paint as one might think. It's been incredibly challenging, surprisingly.
This is an 8" x 10" oil on linen painted in the upstairs studio.
An art friend of mine suggested painting these small pieces. It's totally different to make such a tiny canvas interesting (vs., of course, a larger canvas.) There's not as much surface area with which to work, obviously. Therefore, there's generally not enough room to put everything on the canvas that I normally (on a larger canvas) would put there.
This is a 6" x 6" oil on cotton canvas.
These are my fourth and fifth apple paintings within the week.